The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 12, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEW»PAPnt OF NORIVEAaT ARKAMULI AMD «O«miiU»r MUWOOTH VOL. XLVI—NO. 17 Blythevtlk Daily ppl Blythevlue Herald BLYTHEVILLE. ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1960 FOURTEEN PAGES OOPH8 nvs Gas Service for Entire County Advised; Ark-Mo Plan Delayed —Courier News Photo PAINTKKS RACK CLOCK—Members of the painters Union Local 1264 are shown In the picture at left as they scramble over the Mississippi County Health Unit yesterday in a race against time. As part of a Jaycee "Clean Op, Paint Op, Fix Up Week' project, 22 painters put on the coat of paint in 50 minutes. In the photo at right, Mayor Doyle Henderson Is shown as he fired the starting gun for the painting race. Navy Intensifies Plane Search After Pi lot ReportsSeeing Raft Baltic Object- I . , ' . . ^ . • ... . could Be BOO*; Hot War Scud Unlikely Yellow Dmghy . ,,. . f by American Officials WEISBADEN, Germany, April 12. (AP)—The search for a missing U. S. Navy patrol plane concentrated today off the Danish Island of Bornholm after a rescue pilot reported he had sighted what appeared to be either traces of survivors or Wreckage from the plane. But three hours alter receipt of tht first report there was no confirmation at U S Air Force headquarters In Wiesbaden that ihis was f. positive clue "ni-Jned eared SaUi Jen to Coi . ^ _ r Russia Protests Russia protested yesterday'"that •n American plane had lired; on a Soi let fighler o\er LatUa on the Baltic coast Saturday and disappeared after the Red plane returned fire. American 1 officials said the Soviet protest might, have" referred to the missing Navy plane—H four engine single tail version of the B-24 bomber. A Danish pilot said the American learch pilot might have mistaken a Russian buoy ror a life raft. PUnt'Spots Raft Capt. B. M. York, the pilot who spotted what appeared to be a raft. - said it resembled "a yellow rubber dinghy." He dropped smoke flares to mark the spot, 40 to 50 miles northeast of Bornholm Island. York said tin object which seemed to be wearing an "exposure suit," protective garb for aviators, ,was lying in the raft. - L ' Subsequently a B-17 over the floating object may have been an overturned life boat. ! B-n Runs Low on Fuel The B-n which spoiled what appeared to be n life raft continued to circle the area' But it rnrtiocd that it was running low on fuel nnd would have er n - By Dovgbu B. Cornell WASHINGTON, April \1. MY-.-A hot war with Russia as a result of an airplane shooting scrape or any other single incident is regarded by American diplomatic and military authorities as highly unlikely. At- the State Department and* -----Pentagon, there was no inclination I to treat lightly an official protest to return to copen- raised the danger that contact with the reported rnft might bf lost since no other plane had seen anything like it. It the U. S. plane fell into the .'ea after being fired upon by the Russians the crew could possibly escape in rubber rafti which the plane carried. The raffs contain provision tor nearly two weeks. At 10 a.m. (CST) the B-17 gave up Its vigil and flew to Copenhagen. This left only tvu planes hovering over the area where the raft was believer seen. A Danish boat this afternoon found no raft immediately. trace of the Weather Arkansas forecast: Partly cloudy and not much change in temperature this afternoon and tonight. Thursday cloudy and showers in just portion. A vfyc warmer. Missouri forerasl: Consider- abl e cloudiness, slightly c o 1 d er this afternoon and tonight; WARMER Thursday partly cloudy ind cool; low tonight 25 northeast lo 35 southwest with freezing temperatures most of -state; high Thursday 35-40 northeast to 45-50 southwest. Minimum this morning—38. Maximum yesterday—6S. Sunset today—6:30. Sunrise tomorrow—5:31. Precipitation 24 hours to 1 a.m. today—none. Total since Jan. 1—24.31. Mean temperature (midday between high and low)—53. _, Norm*! mean lor April—61. Taft Denounces Stigma "rumon Challenged To Eliminate Any Suspicion 'If H« Can' By Marrin I,. Amrwnnlth WASHINGTON April 12. (ypj Senator Taft (R-Ohln) demanded today that President Truman "eliminate any suspicion of treason" from the administration "if he can." Taft. chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, also accused Mr. Truman of libeling Senator McCarthy (R-WIs) and of prejudging McCarthy's charges of Communism in the State Department. Taft Let Fly As Taft let fly at the President, the stage was set for former Communist . Louis Budenz and Owen Lattimore, Far Eastern affairs specialist and Johns Hopkins professor. to confront each other at a public hearing April 20. McCarthy has said that Budenz will swear that he knew Lattimore to be a member of the Communist Party. Lattimore lestified under oath last week that he never knowingly has promoted Ihe cause of Communism. He also flatly denied McCarthy's contention that he Is Russia's head spy in this country. f.aftlmore Never Met Him Laltimore said yesterday lhat he does not know Budenz. and "to the best of my recollection I have never met him and have never been associated directly or indirectly with him." Laltimpre added that he has no Information as to what Budenz plans to tell the subcommittee Investigating McCarthy's accusations In Midland, Mich., Budenz declined to answer any questions as to what hts testimony will be. But he said he lias never seen or talked with McCarthy. The committee voted yesterday to subpoena Budenz Monday, but laler agreed to Budenz's request that his appearance be put off to April 20. from Moscow that an American B-29 type bomber hart violated Soviet territory in the Baltic area, fired on Russian fighler planes and been fired upon in return. But neither, was there so. much as ., suggestion that either country. rnight..want to.go on from there to knock/chlps off shoulders. ..- /-.-•S official? indicated yesterday Lhat the truth of the matter may b* that ; an unarmed American Navy . patrol plane, mi?sing ' since Saturday, was shot down by Russian fighters > • " .They reason that since World War n the Reds have pushed the frontiers .61 Communism forward here'and there without using military; force and probably will want Lo see how far they can go with the process. So they look for continued Russian probing for weak .spots, continued pressure short of the use of arms. If the Russians did knock down the missing U.S. jatrol plane, the Moscow protest could be viewed as an application of theory that a good offense is the best defense. Prom the U.S. Air FVirce and Navy came official denials that any American plane could have made such an attack. Health Unit Gets Fast Face-Lifting New Coat of Paint Applied in 50 Minutes In Clean-Up Projtct Just 50 mtnutes after Mayor Doyle Henderson lired the starting gun, n painters dismounted from scaffolds and ladders with paint buckets In hand, ant! the North Mississippi County health unit had a gleaming while countenance at 6:10 p.m. ves- terday. The speedy paint job—completed at the rate of 38 square feet a minute—was one of the major, project* of the Junior Chamber of Com- nerce "Clean Up, Paint ,Up. Rn( t Fix Up" week. It climaxed a parade I'hlch had preceded down Main Street from Rice Stix Inc.,' io •'Yanklin Street, north to H'alnut Street, nnd West on Walnut to the ourt house lawn, heralding the 'alue and need or spring cleaning loth from beautifying and health- assuring aspects. Band Lends Rhythm The • Blythevllle High School Band, directed by Robert Llpscomb, •ave impetus via rhythm to the ast-movlng paint brushes of Palnt- rs Union Local 126* during m'ost if. the process, and high stepping- nnjore.Hes; .thaj, /preceded, the .'band n the parade to the painting :scene epl the milling crowd- estimated V about '500 — entertained while waiting the outcome of the speedy >aint-job. Over a loud speaker, T. r. (Doc) Dean urged Blythevllle citizens lo participate in the clean-up week by leaning up yards and alley and nnoimced paint reductions offered •y paint dealers in cooperation vith the Jaycee. Kemp Whisenhunt s chairman of the Jaycee clean- ip project committee. Included In the parade was • newly-constructed doll house which he carpenters.union had built and he painters union had painted, t is to be auctioned at 5 p.m. next niesday. The funds will be used to defray costs of the clean-up ac- ivitics, with any additional funds wing allocated to the Jaycee play- Mayor Wants Entire Council To Get Proposal Aldermon's Absence Cause* Postponement Of Hearing on Offer Arkansas-Missouri Power Company's proposal to provide eight towns and cities in Mississippi and Pemiscot Counties with natural gas service was not submitted to the City Council at its monthly meeting: in City Hall last night because of the absence of an 73 Killed in Crash on A-Base ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., April 12. (AP)—A B-29 bomber curried all airmen aboard—believed to be 13—to fiery deaths in a crash last night into Sandia secret weapons base. Thirteen crew members were listed on the loading report. * alderman. Following passage by debate that led to bare majority of Elizabeth Blythe To Be Candidate For County Clerk Miss Elizabeth Blylhe of Bljlhe- ville announced y*st«d»y that she has filed her corrupt practices pledge as candidate for re-election as county and probate clerk for Mississippi county. She filed her pledge Monday In Ihe county clerk's office here. Other county officials who have filed for re-election subject lo this summer's Democratic primaries include County Judge Roland Green and Circuit clerk Hervey Morris. Seeking re-election to district offices lo dale are Proesecuting At- lornev H. G. Partlow, Circuit Judges, Zal B Harrison of BlythevtHe at:d Chjrles W. Lfcht of Paragould. Graham Sudbory «nd W. L*6n Smith of Blythevllh have filed « candidates for lh«,post now held by. chancellor o. M. Buck Victoria School Teacher Dies Of Blast Bums Mrs. Raymond Bard. 47-year-old Victoria school teacher, died In Methodist Hospital in Memphis last night from burns received Thurs'day when a kerosene-filled metal drum exploded at her home. Services for Mrs. Bard were Incomplete at noon today but her body was scheduled to be taken lo East Prairie. Mo., her home town, for burial. It was expected that services will be conducted tomorrow or Friday at Shelby Funeral Home there. Her husband suffered serious burns on his hands when he tried to extinguish her blazing clothing He is still a patient In the Memphis hospital. Mrs. Bard received the fatal burns when a fuel oil tank exploded when her husband struck a match while standing near the lank In the backyard. Mrs. Bard had resided In the Victoria community for the past five years, having come there from Eas Prairie. She was a graduate of East Prairie High School and attended Southeast Missouri State Teachers College at Cape Girardcau. Mo. A the time of her death, she was on the teaching staff of the Victoria school. On Thursday morning, she had become a full-time faculty member after having been engaged as a sub stllule during the early part of thl; year. Survivors Include her husband five sisters, and six brothers, anc an aunt, Mrs. Effle Russell, with whom she lived for several years af ter her parents died. New York Cotton Open High Low 1:3 May 3255 3255 3243 325 July 3270 3270 3261 3267 Pel- 3068 30«8 3084 3065 Dec. . 3070 3070 3055 306« Mar 3068 30?0 3«fi 306 resolution to »dd parking meters on Broadway and Second Street, Mayor Doyle Henderson said he felt the natural gas Issue was of such importance that it should receive the consideration of the full council. Second Ward Alderman W. C. Cates was the absent alderman. Mayor Henderson wld Mr. Cates was unable to attend the meeting because he,had been called out of town. Plans Announced The power 'company yesterday announced plans for serving this area with natural g&s and was prepared to submit its proposal for a franchise to the council lust night. The council's rent regular meeting will be held May 9, although special sessions can be called between monthly meeting dates. Plans announced by Ark-Mo Include bringing natural gas to Bly- thevlle, Dell, Manila and Leachville in Arkansas and Carnthers- S«« COUNCIL on Pair < Thirteen crew members were listed on the loading report. An Air Force official warned however the death toll cannot be determined with absolute accuracy until an »c- Lual count of bodies is made. The Air Force drew a tight secrecy curtain on the tragedy In a remote area of the atomic bomb assembly installation. Newsmen Were Barred Newsmen were barred from en,- [crlng Ihe area, a spot 7,000 feet high In the Manztmo mountains. The scene is some five miles east of Sanrlla headquarters and n miles east of downtown Albuquerque. A road block was thrown across the only trail leading into the area, just off transcontinental U.S. Highway 66. Tlie giant strategic air command plane from Walker Base at noswell, N.M., plunged to the ground and burned three minutes after It took off from nearby Kirtland Field. Emphrc.ilElnK secrecy clonking the locate, one officer observed: "Not even the President of the United States could get Into the place." Names Withheld Names of crewmen were not made public. The strategic air command said no one above junior officer was aboard. Identification was proceeding body by body. Nearly half remained to be found early today. Next of kin were being notified. The superfortress burned for more than two hours. Flames shooting ilgh in the air were visible from a tance of 15 miles, - The Air Force said no buildings were Involved In the crash. Officials declined to say, however, whether the plane fell In an area about which thrre have been guarded reports In Ihe past hinting at underground atomic Installations., Officials at both Walker Base, the bomber's home field, and Atr Force headquarters In WashbiRton referred all queries to Brig. Gen. Howard G, Bunker, commanding officer of the Air Force Special Weapons Command. Klrllnnd Is a Special Weapons Command base. Second Sandia Tragedy Tt WM the second trngedy «L San- rilfi In slightly less , than & month, Fifteen military prisoners died in a flash fire at the b*se prison March 6. The bomber waii reported on a navigational training flight. Rex Chambers of Albuquerque said he watched the takeoff, "A few minutes after It got Into the air," he said. "I heard the 'crash and saw the explosion. The /plane seemed to explode when tt hit the ground. The smoke and fire mush roamed straight up and the fire then remained very compact. It did n't spread out at all when It ex Wine Sees Loss Of Fuel Chance By Latecomers Blytheville Is Colled Key to Any Plan; 3 Proposals in Offing Arkansas Public Service Commission Chairman Charles C. Wine told representatives of eight, Mississippi County towns in Manila last night that any company which brim's natural gas to this urea should be required to make the gas available to the entire countv Speaking belore oproximately TO »r«Li-ine f.,,~~i- _._ , L **•••» '" ploded." Maj. OhRrletf Phil II]*, Klrtland public Information officer, said the fire 'must hiive been very intense.' See CRASH «m Pftg« * c ns In Blytheville, Dell, Osceola ground project. Officials SpeaV Mayor Henderson, County Judge Poland Green, North Mississippi County Health Nurse Mrs. Annabel Fill, and Mrs. B. O. Ambrose, clinic, spoke briefly and expressed hanks to the Jayce;s for the project and pointed out that a cleaner city would be a healthier city. The painters volunteered their services for the project and 22 of the 30 members of the union, Including all union officers, were on hand to participate. Virgil Hill Is president, D. C. Freeman, vice- president, Fioy Freeman, secretarytreasurer: and Harry Wheat, business agent. Dell Launches Work ' On Program for Week of May 1 to 7 Plans for Cotton Week activities at Dell began to take shape last night at a planning session held at the Kiwanls Club dinner meeting at the Community house. R. B. Crawford, chairman of Dell's committee to plan for Cotton Week events, said that tentative plans for a style show to be conducted during the week of May 1-7, were being made by Mrs. O. E. Crop Storage Aid Is Offered Again Farmers to Receive Federal Assistance For Second Year ' Mississippi county farmers are to Hunnlcutt, home economics teacher, i The show, which is to offer between be given federal financial assistance for constructing farm storage for (75 and »IOO in notion merchandise .special div- age children as well as an adult division. First, second and third prizes) will be as prizes, will have ision for pre-school and third prizes! i In each event. New York Stocks 1:30 p.m. Quotations: AT&T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Gen Electric Gen Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester National Distillers ...... Republic Steel Radio '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. Socony Vacuum ".'.'.'.'.'.'.'. Studcbakcr Standard ot N J '.".'.'... Texas Corp '.'.'.'.'.. J C Penney .. U S steel '.'.'.'..'. Sears 63 3-« 29 1-4 35 7-» 67 3-4 46 l-l 80 1-4 55 1-2 14 1-4 26 7-8 M 1-2 26 3-4 19 .".-» 17 30 5-8 11 1-3 Mi 1-8 59 1-8 32 1-4 44 7-8 Other activities will Include cotton promotion through displays in down-town slores, and participation In r.ounty-wlde projects, Mr. Crawford said. The plans were outlined at the close of the club's regular meeting, where Joe Hughes of Blythevllle, personnel director for Arkansas- Missouri Power Company, spoke to the group on the progress of America In comparison to that of olher countries. Mr. Hughes pointed out that since the war, the world had divided into two camps, aligning either with Russia or the United Slates and thus matching Individual freedom without government Interference against the government totalitarian state in Russia. Mr. Hughes expressed Ihe opinion that since no other system had made near Ihe progre.sft that the United Stales, the cure suggested by the opponents of democracy would be worse than the malady. Other guests at the club included Reece Moorft of Dell and Jimmy Htchardson of BlythevtHe. Soybeans Open High Lwo Close May 271 271 268 270 July 2S7S 267 ^i 2G44 266 Nov 208 208 2M»; 205% 'T-Night' Half-Way Mark in Census "T-Nighl" was held In Blytht- vllle last night by census enumerators of this dlslrlct and this count- Ing of the city's transient residents marked the anticipated half-w»y point l n the census here. Rupert Blalock of Paragould. district census supervisor, was In Blytheville yesterday to asalsl in preparations for T-Night which was held throughout the nation last night to count those citizens on the move by r«son of job. or T«- cations. A cross-checking system used by census official, i n Washington will prevent duplicated listings m tht event • rnAn l.s enumerated both nt » hotel and by » member of his family at his home, Mr. nlalock s«ld. The censii* i* expected lo lasl about one more week In BIylhevltel he mid. It h»« been under way for Mr. net*. Blalock nsked residents to help enumerator* Include the en tl« population of Blylhevllle In their counting hy listing All person! residing In any one house. He ejrpkinrd lhat residents frequently forget to mention roomer* tcnthte or «rv»nt» residing in either, the resident's home or servant rKrust. lie .second year, according to A. C. Spellings, chairman of the County 'reduction and Marketing Admin- stratlon Committee. Mr. Spellings pointed out that luring the nrst year of the loans for storage, approximately 30 farmers had received assistance through the PMA office at Blythevllle, and similar number at Ihe Osceola otTice. The storage construction, being ecomniendcd by farm leaders In Mississippi County, Is to assure space for crops produced in 1950 as well as later years, Mr. Spellings said. June 30 has been set as the deadline for securing loans through the PMA offices. These offices have Men supplied with applications to completed by Die farmers in an effort to facilitate handling and storage of corn, soybeans and cottonseed in Mississippi County. CCC (n Guarantee Loans As a part of the program, Mr. Spellings stated, Ihe Commodity Credit Corporation will guarantee loans of local lending agencies. Any producer, tenant, landlord, owner- operator or partnership of producers In need of additional storage la eligible for a loan. When a loan Is approved by Ihe county PMA committee a commitment will be Issued to the farmer which entitles him to secure the loan from a lending agency or direct from the CCC. Mr. Spellings pointed out that farmers malting application for loans must pay a service fee of 30 cents a ton of the rated capacity of the structure for cottonseed and a fee of a quarter-cent a bushel for other commodities. A minimum o! J2.50 will be charged, however. Farmers must also meet insurance requirements. The loans will be to the extent of $30 per ton of the rated capacity for cottonseed and 45 cents a bushel for other commodities, or 35 per cent of the cost, whichever Is less The loans are repayable at four per cent Interest, In five equal annual Installments. Cotton Council's Representative With Chairmen'Her* ' Plans for Mississippi County's first Cotton Consumption Week, May 1-7, got under way In Blytheville and Osceola Ihis week ss R. E. M»bry, National Cotton Council representative, .arrived to confer with local committee chairmen. Yesterday, Mr. Mabry met with BlylheviHe chairman James R. Deal and his committee, and laid plans for staging a style show (featuring ,he Maid ot Cotton wardrobe) In conjunction with the Junior Chamber of Commerce. R. D. Hughes, Jr., has been named >y the Jaycees to head arrangements for the show which will also serve to pick the queen of this year's National Cotton Picking Conteit. Tentative plans call for the show to be held May e as a climax to th'e week-long promotion of cotton goods. Mr. Mabry met with Osceols's chairman. Mayor Ben r. Butler. ?nd committee t/xlay to assist In planning the week there. Plans Outlined Mr. Deal said today that action on publicizing Mississippi County's principal crop would Include: Procurement of speakers, who '111 be provided hy the National Cotton Council, for service clubs and schools. Street decoration.!, which will be handled by B. O. West and Sanford Shcllon. Store decorations and window display* with o. E. Knuriscn In charge. Arrangements by Dick J. WhlU- for guided tours of cottonseed o! mills and gins. A meeting of the city's sales personnel on April 2S at 7 p.m. In thi Jaycee club room. Mr. Deal said every retail stor< In Biythevllle Is to be furnished ex planatory material by the Natlona Cotton Council. This material wil offer Information on the program and Ideas on promotion of cotton goods. Additional and more delallei plans, he «•!<?,.will be announced later. N. O. Cotton Mar. July Oct. , f5«o. Mar. Open High Low 1:30 3330 1241 J330 041 1211 3216 323« ' 3082 * 3062 KM MM 307« SOW M« 3077 305S 3064 persons, guests' and members of the Manila Lions club which sponsored the meting, Mr. Wine held that ">e door to obtaining natural gas "will probably be shut to any to^n not scheduled for service In the Initial venture In In Is area." • "The key to any plan Involving natural gas In this area Is Blylhei vllle," Mr. Wine whose' resignation' as PSC head U expected to become effective this week, told "The commission has been Interested In natural gas developments In eastern Arkansas for a number of years. I wish to emphasize .'that, aside from seeing this Important fuel brought U> as many persons a* possible. I have no Interests In the mechanics which will determine how natural gcs will be distributed n eastern Arkansas. ...' / ;•;... Three Plans In Offing V "Three .plans to bring natural gas o your county are In' th*''offing," he staled. The plan which would serve the ireatest number of people In east-' rn Arkansas, he pointed out, In^ olves a proposed Porrest'Oity-Bly- heville .line.which'would'ibrlng gii 6 moat of: MM •rCTrt^pririd pfl .lowhs and all Mlslssippl County towns. » Other plans, he said, Involve) : 1. Bringing ga*\to Paragould (and ; iibsequently Blylhevllle and Mis- tsslppl County) from Mississippi River Fuel Corporation's lihe^ which •wild be tapped northwest of Paragould. Two distributing companies Have Investigated this plan. ' 2. Tapping Texas Eastern's Hn« nrt bringing ^ras south -through oulheast Missouri towns and then o this county In a manner similar o .the plan Arkansas-Missouri 'ower Company revealed yesterday. Remain's Neutral "Eastern Arkansas Is.'fortunate In hat several companies arc Interested in serving It," Mr. Wine saM. 'It Is not my desire to speak to the advantage or disadvantage of any of the competing companies." Mr. Wine was Introduced by Osce>las Mayor Ben F. Butler who •raced natural gas developments •hrough the Eastern Arkansas Natural das Consumers Association of which he Js chairman. "Naturally. Ihe smaller towns of tie county are Interested in oblain- ng gas. "And we feel that Blytheville Is obligated to give consideration to ;he trade territory which has made it the nuL-standlng town In Northeast Arkansas. Reads Offer "We cerUilnly want to sec Blythe- vllle Kcl natural gas, but not If It involves a plan which would exclude service to the rest of the towns In Ihe county when we have been assured that county-wide service can be obtained as easily," he said. Mayor Butler thi-n read to the eroup a letter from D. P. Raney of Little nock In which Mr. Rnney stated he would serve Leachville, Manila. Luxora. Osceola and Wilson If he can obtain franchises from those towns and Elythcvllle. The letter, which was addressed to J. H. Grain of Wilson and city councils of all towns involved, stated that construction would be started within 12 months ajter final action by the councils. Manila's Mayor I. D. Shedd presided over the meeting, which was attended by officials of practically every town in the county. 3 Frisco Drivers Cited for Safety Three drivers for the Hallway Express Office here received safet. awards »t a ceremony In the ex re.« comany's office In the Friscc Depot. Receiving the awards were Pleas Yarbrp, c. o McHaffey and H. L White. The award* were presented by chief ol Polk* John Poster »nc were for from one to three ye«r rirliing without a preventable accl dent. Navy to Count On Small Subs SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 12. W(—If war should come, the U. S. Navy Is counting heavily on enemy submarines being ambushed by a new type of American submarine smal] enough for mass production. Rear Admiral c. B. Momscn, assistant chief ol naval operallons in charge of undersea warfare, discusser! this today In a speech prepared for delivery at a .businessmen's luncheon here. Momsen said Ihe Navy propose* to build Its submarine defense a- galnst enemy submarines around the small new type now under construction. Three of the submarine killers arc being built at present; the first Is due for delivery next year. Each will displace 150 tons, about half M much as the N ivy's current .fleet f type subs, and be 135 feet lorig-.compdred with 315 feet (or Uw'iodc'-nng* tyjx, : \- v -v

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