WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21. 1949 Longer Flights at Supersonic Speeds to Be Achieved Soon, According to Research Chiefs By James J. Slreblj (Associated Pi-ess Aviation Rcjwrter) CLEVELAND, Sept. 21. W-Alrcrafl able to fly al supersonic speeds for sustained periods are imminent, lop government research experts told leaders in civil and military aviation today. Supersonic speed—meaning faster* than sound, which under average surface air conditions is 761 miles an hour—has been achieved many times in the X-l, a rocked-powered research craft. But the X-' has fuel for only 2',i minutes at full power Its dashes beyond the limits of sound speed are measured in seconds. The approach of sustained travel in the supersonic range was discussed briefly during the third annual Inspection yeslerdr- of the Jtional Advisory Committee for !ronaut!cs (NACA) flight propulsion laborator. Officials did not say how long they meant by "sustained," or how soon they meant by "imminent." More than 1,000 representatives of the defense department and oilier gov-nment agencies, aircraft, engine and equipment manufacturers, and air transport and research organizations accepted In- vilallons for the three-day showing of tlie past year's achievements. The $50,000.000 installation Is devoted entirely to power plants for aircraft and missiles. The X-l has reached about 1,000 miles an hour al very high altitudes—something over ten miles up. Nearly two-thirds of Its total weight is fuel which tlie four rocket motors burn at a rale of about one ton a minute. Public Works Congress Glues Eyes On Receipts from Parking Meters KANSAS CITY, Sept. 21—«>,The biggest factor in the parking problem was singled out as financing at the Public Works Congress here today. George W. Barton, consultant engineer, Evanslon, ill,, said taxpayers generally would accept a parking plan only If it is paid for by that part of the public using its facilities. Because of that, he said, a parking plan must be financed by revenue bonds to be retired solely by feea produced from parking facilities themselves. • He proposed increasing parking meter rales as one way of securing rerenue bonds. "Cities have gone far enough -In deciding what costs properly might b« assessed against curb parking." he said, adding that no city yet had computed the cost ol the land and pavement monopolized by curb parkers and charged it against the meter fund, ki. About 800 city enbineei-s, city ^Lommissloners and public works officials are attending the three-day convention of the American Public Woriu Association. There are about 51 varieties of • certified potato seed. Labor Day Fight Defendants Win Release in Omaha OMAHA, Sept. 21. (fl>,—A Communist official was freed today of a charge that he disturbed the peace by fighting during the recent Labor Day parade in Omaha. • Municipal Judge Perry Wheeler granted the dismissals in police court yesterday for Warren-Batterson, 39, low.a - Nebraska - Kansas chairman for the Communist Party, and nine other defendants. Tlie arrests resulted originally from disturbances involving distributors of leaflets and some union men and bystanddcrs along the parade's line of march through downtown Omaha. Testimony disclosed the leaflets were issued by the Communist Party and expressed opposition to the Mundt-Nixon bill which would broaden government powers against subversives. The Communist issue did not figure in the hearing. Judge Wheeler said It was immaterial whctlw the defendants were "Republicans or Democrats or Baptists." BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER HERE S HOW IT'S DONE—Postmaster General Jesse Donaldson shows little Gail St. Clair. sevcn-ycBr-old polio victim, how the I ost Ofhce Department in Washington is helping in an emergency drive for funds lo light the disease. The record number of polio cases has depleted the March of Dimes fund, making a special money campaign necessary. Contributions may he mailed to "POLIO." care of any U. S. Post Oflicn. C/0 Maritime Union Bans Red Memberships NEW YORK. Sept. 21. M',—The CIO National Maritime Union has amended its consUU'lion to bar communists, nazis and fascists from membership. The move, demanded by union president Joseph Curraii. carried with 405 to 198 votes—giving It a three-vote margin over the two- thirds majority necessary to change the constitution. The union claims 40,000 members. East and CJulf Coast seamen who man commercial ships. More than 700 tires Kcur In homes datlv. averaging about $350 loss per fire. Four Presbyterian Synods Elect Hew Moderators MEMPHIS, Sept. 21— I/P}— Pour Presbyterian synods elected new moderators here Monday night. The new presiding officers are | Dr. Otis L. Graham of Nashville. Synod of Tennessee; Ed Ebens ol Oklona, Synod of Mississippi; th. Rev. W. w. Glass of Decatur. Synod of Alabama, find the Rev. W. A. -Alexander of Shreveport, Synod of Louisiana. Tiie selections n'ere made as the synods opened their annual sessions. 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Taylor of Idaho/ Taylor, who ran as vice president- il candidate on Henry A. Wallace's Progressive Parly ticket, paid his lal first call on the ureaient since the 1948 voting. "I called to congratulate the president on his victory," he hold reporters. Wlien Ihey asked why he waited so long. Taylor replied: "r didn't wnnt it to look like 1 was try I n>t to Jump on somebody's bandwagon.* Taylor said lie l s for President "ruman's domestic policy, but that ic is opposed lo tlie administration's foreign policy. "I'm sure lie is sincere," Taylor asserted, "but I am too." Taylor, elected fls a Democrat, id he is no Ioniser associated will! the Progressive Party. He declined to comment on the political future of Henry Wallace. Democrats Seek Vote Next Week On Farm Program WASHINGTON, Sept. 21—</!>)— Tlie Senate Democrat Policy Committee yesterday mapiwd a hurry- up leglslnllve program aimed at bringing farm legislation up for debate next Monday. 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