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SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1949 BLTTHEV1LLB (ARK.)' COURIEK NEWS PAGE THMB 'HE NATION TODAY lot Summer Days Bring Need 'or Coo/ness, But Red Trials .ikely to Keep Things Warm \ By J»BM» Mirlov WASHINGTON, June 18. Wj—The hot days are here, a good time 9 keep cool, but thia country still will be excited over Communism lor while yet. +— Air Force May Win Point in B-36 Controversy If It Can Lick the Jinx on Odd 'Parasite' Plane Tn» trial of Alger Hiss, former )Ute Department official charged "perjury, goes Into Its fourth Monday and will last another or more. i Whfttaker Chamber, one - time |ommunist by his own admission, I Hiss gave him secret Slate Detriment papers when Chambers working in Washington as pessenger in a Communist spy-ring. And on Monday, the trial of Jud- Ih Coplon. which has been going on |>r two months, will drag on a tile longer, and will probably make erne headlines before It is over. I's made plenty already. 1 Miss Coplon, charged with spying hr Russia, is now In the stand ami Jhen her own lawyer, Archibald lalmer, eels through having her Txplaln why she took FBI reports he government prosecutors will tear |ito her. WanU To Write Hooks J>fiss Coplon, 28 years old and 1)0 pounds In weight, says she coll- tted secret government reports the fay i novelist collects notes for a ok. and for the same reason: She lanlert to write a book. \ In New York, the trial of 11 top onimunlst Party otficinls charged lith teaching conspiracy to over- Tirow this government by foice. will tone on, maybe til the end of July. I The !1 communists have been |tting at their trial for months and. i spite of their many wrangles with \\t judge, theirs has been a pretty .trial so far. Un-American Activitites committee may do during the hot summer days, u's unpredictable. The committee—acting after receiving a petition from the Sons of Ihe American Revolution—has asked a number of schools and colleges for a list, of the textbooks they're using. That brought a roar from educators and editorial writers worried about academic freedom. Charges "Pink" Writing The SAR charges in its petition that a number of educators—either because they're misguided or contemptuous of the American capitalistic system—have pvit stuff In textbooks that will slant students' minds towards socialism and communism. The SAR doesn't make much distinction between socialism and .communism and wants the commit- I tee to examine the books for evidence or either. At this point the committee has asked for the lists of books. It will decide later to have an Investigation. The Paris conference betv.-een Secretary of State Acheson and the Forign Ministers of Russia.. Britain and France doesn't seem lo be getting anywhere and probably will break up on that note. For some time after that breakup, there's likely to be quite a bit of news on relations between this country and Russia. in all. it looks like the CAKING PLANE on the flvlm trapeu Is the XK-S5, shown (left) suspended from i H-23 before drop- pint off for x test flight and (below) on Its rr*<tdle In a banfrr. A "parasite fljjhter" designed lo defend bombers which carry U* the KX-X5 has thus fir been » Jinx porject, but the Air Force »UH ha» hope. no telling what the House weather will be warm for a while. UL BOYLE'S COLUMN "my Luxembourg Called Good '•oxhole in Case of Atom War By Hal Boyle I LUXEMBOURG. (Via Airmail) — Py—The best loxhole In Europe in the event of an atomic war is Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. _ tiny postcard country has. •en prepared for 200 years against ; dropping of the atom bomb.! *p beneath the breath-taking ..Is of Us capital, one of the orld's most picturesque cities. He miles of defensive tunnels. "They were dug in the early LlOOs. tid they could easily hold everyone the "country." said David Ned • laekmer. 33, of Binghamton, N.Y. 1 The little monarchy, ruled by rand Duchess Charlotte, is only i miles square and has a popula- on of about 300,000, I Blackmer. an ex-G.T., decided Iter the war—like many another Jmerican soldier—he wanted to arn more about the lands he had ught across. So when he had re- ated from a severe head find, he came here to study the (ilture of Luxembourg to win his *torate degree. I "The people have been extra- Irdmarily friendly and coopera- he said. iLuxembourgers have had leary time trying to live up to peir national motto: "We want remain what we are. 11 (The country is a natural strong- pld, a crossroads for invasion ar- |ies moving across Europe, ant name means "Little Fortress.' has been a military outpost sinc oman times. •lore than most small countries uxembmirg knows the cost ol a football to the big powers agreed in 1867 to demolish iU trtilications in return for a puar litee of "eternal neutrality." Sinci ien 'German troops have wheelei cross it !n three wars- I German commanders took wha pey wanted, even forced Luxem nurgers to serve in their armies. I But this tiny door mat of Europ beginning to bristle. It has foun •neutrality" doesn't pay. i r'They are a little Imperialistic laughed Blackmer. "They ^lice of Germany. That is want the land but not the nans who live on it." id Luxembourg has raised its wai army ot 300 men to 10.000. | his is really a token gesture, wever, to give a legalistic basis to its claim that its soldiers should be treated as war prisoners rather than impressed into foreign conquering armies. How long Luxembourgers could o!d out in the event of another ivasion attack is problematical— nless they were quickly reinforced. "But they are wiring the old unnels again," said Blackmer. During the last war, Luxem- lourg served as the headquarters if Gen. George S. Pattern's Third Hmy and the U. S. Ninth Air ^orce, It was saved from destrun- ion during the Battle of the Bulge n 1944. snd the people are strongly iro-American. "There is no university here and Atxembourgers used to send their sons to Germany for higher education." said Blackmer. "Now it s the dream of every boy to study n America. "They love American cars, and :here are probably more American- made cars per capita here than :here are in the United States." On the other hand, there are also more Luxembourpers in Chicago than there are in the capital city here, suui more Luxembourgers in America than now live in Luxembourg country ilself. By Douglas Ijirsen NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— If the Air Force can ever lick the jinx which appears to have settled on Us weird flying gadget, the XF-85, it might end the big controversy over whether lite giant B-36 is a sitting duck in the air The XF-85 looks like K fat pork sausage with wings and fins. Powered by a hefty jet engine, it is only 15 feet long ivith a 21-foot swepL-back wing. H has no landing gear and is designed to be car- vied in the belly of a big bomber. The theory is that when the bomber is attacked by enemy fighters, the "parasite" XF-85 is released to defend the bomber. After the 1 attack is beaten off it just hooks back on. The whole 'idea \vas a jinx to the designers from the start. Most engineers said it couldn't be done The plane bad to be small enough to fit into the bomber, fast enough to be a match for the 600-mile- per-liour interceptors, powerful enough to operate at extremely high altitudes, maneuver able enough to dog-fig lit, and armored etiougli shoot down an enemy plane. On top of all that, it had to havt folding wings which arc tricky U put on cenventionnl planes. Engineers from the MclJonne! Aircraft Corp. of Si. Louis tool on the job in spite of the obstacle? They finally managed to come in with an experimental model whic' met all of the Air Force's dcsigi specifications. Then the board and jinx left the drawiti ;ettled in the cockpi' The. first time an attempt wa made to fly (lie ship, the pilot ra into big trouble. He flew it sue cessfully for about 20 minutes afte being dropped from a B-29. Bi then he was unable to hook bac on. After a half-rto?.en futile a.1 tempts, he managed [o skid th plane down on the stvi without hurting himself, but dam aging the plane to the extent Ilia it held up future tests. When the plane got back into IV air again after repairs, it somi times performed 'Lonely Hearts' Killing Suspect Interrupts Trial NEW YORK, June l«. W)—Court proceedings at the "lonely hearts" murder trial were disrupted momentarily yesterday by an outburst from swarthy Raymond M. Fernandez, 34, a defendant, His attorney, Herbert E. Rosen- Ueig. was questioning a prospective juror, when Fernando/, shouted a rebuke at the lawyer [or his line of fiuestioning. The attorney had just asked ft venlrcmen If he would be prejudiced "If it developed Uutl lie (Pcr- nandea) met many ladies through lonely hearts clubs, corresponded with (hem, went out with, dealings will) them, sc.\ual or otherwise." Fernandez rose sllehlly, bunged on the table and yelled. "I object to that; that's enough." Then he slumped hack In his chair, and muttered, "you mentioned enough about Hint." His co-defendant, Mrs. Martha Beck, 29, stared at Fernandez in surprise. Rosenberg hurried over to talk with Fernandez. Liter, the trial was adjourned until Monday, with only 10 jurymen chosen so fur. The Irinl lias >een going on clchl days. The defendants are accused of lie linininer-slrnngulntion of Mrs, Janet Fay, 56, nn Albany, N. V., widow, In an alleged scheme to swin- lle lonely women through corres- xmdence romances. looking tail. Nervous about the project, by that time, the engineer* decided to play it safe and make wind tunnel tests, while it was being hoisted into position something snapped and the tiny plane crashed lo the concrete door 40 feet below, with more damages. I Since Ilien, there have been numerous minor unexplained delays in the testing. But the plane has made several successful flights, which indicates that it some day may fulfill the purpose for which it was designed. If it does, what it will do for the B-36 is obvious. The key to the controversy over the B-36 is the c'wrge that the giant plane is easy prey for enemy to one or two B-36s carrying A-bombs. A formation of these midge fighters kind of could enemy block almost any atlacfc and ensure ... . __ •I ,\IU;KST FLAG* DNKuiu,Kl>—A Detroit dcparlment store (J. L. Hudson Co.) unfurls its newest version of the "largest flag In the world." The new Ihifj, 104 feet wide and 735 feet long, covers the structure to a height ol eight stories. (AP Wirephoto), Senator Objects to Early Retiring Of Officers Who Then Get Plush Jobs fighters. Once able to carry its o\vn fighter defense, the whole problem of air protection on long range missions will be licked, and became I The B-36 is big enough to carry extremely unstable. More delays. I one atofnic bomb and one XF-85. more work. But this trouble was 1 A possible pi nn would be to put ironed out by adding a couple of 1 two XP-85s in a dozen or so B-36s, more fins lo" the already peculiar i which would fly along as protectioni.the Air FWce. that the bombers carrying the binib would reach the target At (he moment, tis theory of the Air Force that present j c I lighters aren't able to take off from the ground, climb to the 40-000 feet at which the B-36 can fly, and shoot it clown. That's a disputed point within the Air' Force, and the Navy's air experts claim that it's pure baloney. But if the XF-85 proves to have a practical operation, the critics ot the B-36 won't have an argument. The plane can be refueled, rearmed and repaired, in a minor way, by the mother plane after each flight. Tins means that it can make any number of -missions during the otie mission of the bomber. If the plane makes good, it'll prove a far worse jinx to any enemy than it ever has been to Miller Named Assistant State Police Director LITTLE HOCK, June 18. (/I 1 ; Lieut. Carl Miller, Arkimsns Stale Police property officer, was promoted to the rank of assistant director by tlic State Police Commission meeting here yesterday. Miller, a veteran member of the force, becomes assistant to Director Herman Llmlsey under provisions of nn net of the 1949 legislature. The commission also promoted Sgt. K. R. Peterson, head of the Criminal Investigation Division, to the rank of lieutenant. Leon Gersh- ncr lo the rank of sergeant tn the Identification Division iinrt Bcrniivd Young to sergeant In the Criminal Division. St. Louis No 'Seaport' —For o While At Least ST. LOUIS, June 18. W)—SI. Louis isn't golnp to Ije a "seaport" alter all—at least for a while. The Beaver Line announced that trips of the freighter Atigelc Ilig- glns from Cuba to St. Ixnris are being discontinued because of Inadequate terminal facilities here. The North Market Street Terminal, where the freighter lias been serviced after previous trips to SL. Louis by way of New Orleans and the Mississippi River, Is undergoing dock repairs. Knrry Ruddirnan, traffic manager In St. Louis for Beaver, .said no other adequate terminal facilities are available in the area. WASHINGTON. June 18. (iV>— • Scnnlor Byrd <D-Va> protested yesterday that many Army nnd Navy officers retire at an early nge to draw "pay for life" and then take high-SRUu-Led jobs In Industry. Byrd's complaint cmnc us a Senate Armed Services Committee cx- unincd details of a Honse-npprovcd llll for raising thc pay of most icrsons In the uniformed services at a cost of nboul $300,000,000 a year. He objected that recommendation for the pay Increase had been approved while ncconipnnytn|> proposals, lo lighten np retirement benefits to keep men nnd officers on duty longer, were omitted. Charles R. Hook, steel executive who headed a commission that recommended the (my revision as well as overhaul of the retirement system of the armed services, testified thc latlcr provision would savt, thc government money. Chairman Tydlnus cD-Mdl of the Armeil Services Committee Premature Quadruplets Die Shortly after Birth LONG BRANCH. N.J.. June 18 f/T*>—Premature quadruplets — two boys and two girls—all died within 15 mitnitcs of each other yesterdaj a little more than 10 hours aftei they were born. Their mother was Mrs. Raymond Caffrey of Union Beach, N. J. Mon- moulh Memorial Hospital, where he quadruplets were born, said Mrs. Caffrey had been five month! pregnant. She wns listed in "good." condition after the births. Quadruplets occur, on the average, once In every 551,211 births. U, oi A. to OHer Degree In Journalism in 1950 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 18. i—The University of Arkansas will offer a bachelor of science degree in journaTism in 1950, the Arkansas Press Association seminar here was told yesterday. The association has been working for several years to have the journalism degree offered by the university, nnd through a special committee, worked but with the university a required course leading to a journalism degree. It also was announced today that the university trustees have approved installation of a $60,000 printing plant tit the university for printing the Arkansas Traveler and other student publications. Installation of such a plant also was recommendation of the Press Association. Surplus Parachutes Aid Prison Panty Shortage MCALESTER, Okla.. June 18 f/Ti — One hundred and fifty women in distress have hit the .silk at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. The lady prisoners arc wearing parachute panties but nobody's bailed out yet. Warden Clarence Burforcl nearly went into a spin himself when the prison matrons reported pan tie shortage ward. The state the hadn't enough to go round. provided So when Bur ford heard of an Air Force surplus sale he jumped at the chance. A prison agent bought 300 'chutes —two for each pantie wearer. Matrons held sewiner classes. The result: happy landings—on nylon. 'Independent' School Districts Called Legal LITTLE ROCK. June 18—<. J F>— The initiated school reorganization act of 1948 does not prohibit organization of "independent" school districts in the future. Attorney General Ike Murry said yesterday. Initiated Act No. on June I, all districts in Flirting with Pretty Girl Not a Crime, Judge Rules TAMPA. Pin- June 18. f>P>—Is it a crime to flirt with a pretty girl on the sidewalk? City Judge R. J. Hotter thinks not. Thursday he dismissed two -The may ycs- Triiity-seven per cent of the meat animals are raised east of the Mississippi River. Numerous Records Set By Texas Legislature AUSTIN. Tex.. Jnn» IS— <iT\ long Texas Icgislp* .c which adjourn this month claimed erday a number of records. House speaker Din-wood Mnnfnrii md the measles. Sen. Jimmy Phil- | ips pol the mumps. This never had lappcned before in Texas law-mak- ng history. A Senate Committee witness dropped dead a few days after having his say on a hill. If that ever happened before, nobody remembers it. The legislation now In Its 158th day Is approaching the record of 171 days, set in 1941 as the longest sion. There have been six officials filibusters, another record. having less than 350 pupils, would be thrown into one county district. In an opinion to the PEA Ridge School District of Benton County, Miirry said Initiated Act No. 1 does not provide for size of school districts organized in the future. Arkansas basis school laws still govern formation of new districts, the opinion said, and they may be organized eith-r by petition of 50 .per cent of the residents to the county board of education or by election. men accused of molesting an 18- year-old theater cashier. She ac- 1 provided that! cusetl thc I> air °' following her county late at night. Said the Judge. "II is a general tendency of men who see a pretty girl walking along the street to try to get acquainted. 1 am sure they had no intention of harming licr." Vagrant Gives Judge's Address; Gets 90 Days CHESTER, Pa. June 18— IJT-> John McCafferty. 46. arrested as homeless vagrant insisted the police were wrong—he had a home- and. ?ave its address—714 Mcllvaiiie St. Yesterday McCafferty came be- orc Magistrate R. Robinson l/>wry -Where did you get that add- •es.s?" bowry asked the defendant. "It's just an address." McCaflcr- .y replied. "I'll say U is." said the magis- ;ralc. "That's where I live." The sentence tor vagrancy: 90 lays. Fried Ch/cken Dipped In DDT Poisons Three WASHINGTON. June IS. UFi— Southern fried chicken dipped In a DDT hatter sent a housewife and her two luncheon guests to a hospital Thursday with acute cases of food poisoning. The housewife. Mrs. Helen L. Brown, 39. told hospital authorities Woman, 74, Lost Two Days in Mountains, Dies ETOWAH, Tcnn., June 18. (/Tl- Duath canie today to a frail, 74- year-old woman who was lest two days in nearby mountain?. Exposure was believed to have caused the death of Mrs. Minnikic Henderson. She was found yesterday by two National Guardsmen near the top of rugged Starr Mountain. She wa.s lying exhausted on the damp ground. Her head was pillowed on a rock and she was pleading for a drink of water. Search for thc woman started Wednesday when she quietly home. She left a note saying: "Thc lamb of God wn.shcs away all sins. I am saying goodbye.' ' ordered the Army, Navy and Air Forces to supply Senators will list ol all officers who huvc re tired since 1040 together with the! length of service. Byrd's sharp criticism came whet he Ictimed that some officers now are able to retire after 20 year service at hall their base pay "fo life." Navy official. 1 ? said some enlistee men qualify for retirement at Ih age of 39 and draw 50 per cejil of base pay— 2 1-2 per cent for each year of .service—from then on. Byrd contended that is wrong. He .s;iltl that many Army and Navy officers are "in (heir prime" after 20 years service. Legislative ^Council Appoints Statistician LITTLE ROCK, June 18. (#)— ' Mrs. Marie Bush, veteran state capitol employe, was elected chief ata- tl.sllclnn of Ihe Arkansas Legislative Council at Its meeting here yesterday. She was given temporary appointment to the post at th« laal meeting of the revised council u set up by the 1040 legislature. Rend Courier News Want Ads. Grants Hauling Permit FJTTLE ROOK. June 18. M',— Tlie Arkansas Public Service Commission yesterday granted R. O. Johnson, doing business ns the Johnson Oil Co., El Dorado, authority to transport petroleum and petroleum products over the state's principal highways. With thc Courts Chancery: Verday Mac Llndlcs vs. Horace Lindley. suit for dlvorce. Geraldine Rogers vs. Clinton Rogers, suit for divorce. Frank Patterson vs. Estcll tcrsnn. suit for divorce. Ellis Clay Burnett vs. Hilria Earline Burnett, petition for mod itication or divorce decree, giving him custody ol a child. Pat- Read Counei News Want AcU CONGRESSMAN AT WORK—Freshman Congressman Franklin D. •veil, Jr, (left) of New York, smites as he handles desk work In |U first day at his House office In Washington. The papers, watting tor I is signature, are handed Roosevelt by secretaries Mrs. Lillian cte Sates peft! and Veva Murphy. Young Roosevelt was sworn in June It as > nber at th« House. (AP Wiiephoto). Baby Teeth, Maybe? DODGE CITY. Kas.. June 18. —W. B. 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