4 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1952 THE REGISTER-NE\//S — MT VERNON, fLLINOfS HOLD INQUIRY IN DOWNING OF MOTHER PLANE Radar Couldn't Tell Colpr, Picked Wrong Plane for Targef. By Associated Pros« EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Two exhausted airmen slept late t6day as the Air Force conducted an inquiry into tiie accident that sent them and six other B- 17 crew members plunging into the Gulf of Mexico, the target of a new-type jet fighter. S. Sgt. Charles D. Jones, 31, of Meridian, Miss,, and Airman 1/C Peter R. Rosing, 22, of Ingleside. 111., the only known survivors of the crash and a 24-hoar battle with stormy gulf waters, were treated in the Eglin Air Force Base Hospital for exhaustion and exposure. An intensive Air Force, Navy, , and Coast Guard search continued for the other six crew members of the B-17 bomber shot down by accident by an automatically controlled F86D jet fighter. Col. Arthur R. Debolt, 29, <pf Columbus, O., pilot of the jet, was being questioned by an Air Force board of inquiry making "an intensive investigation" into the accident. Col. Debolt was project officer for the F86D test project. It was his job to determine if the F86D was suitable for combat. A veteran flyer, Col. Debolt was described by the Air Force as "an exceptional officer." Before the two survivors were given sedatives after their gruel ling experience, Jones told newsmen "we never had any doubts that we would be picked up." For security reasons, Jones and Rosing were not permitted to answer questions about the accident that caused their ordeal. The two were unable to say whether others had parachuted into the gulf aftei their plane was struck by the rocket. The intended target of the jet, a radio controlled drone, was guided to a safe landing by another "mother" B-17 taking part in the flight. The crew of eight aboard the other "mother" B-17 gave conflicting reports about how many men were observed parachuting from the stricken craft. The Air Force said they estimated "from two to four." Col Debolt said the first he knew of his mistake was when he heard a voice from the uninjured B-17 saying: 'Watch for parachutes. He got the wrong plane." Radar Can't TelJ Color The wing tips, nose and tail of the drone plane are painted yellow to distinguish it from the mother planes. However, coloring doesn't show up on the jet's radarscope, which the pilot depends upon partly to locate his target. 'An Air Force officer, describing the intricate operations of the new fighter, said that in issuing equipment to the pilot the Air Force should issue a "third arm". The pilot must operate the plane, watch the radarscope and fire the rockets. The Air Force reported it would intensify its aerial search today and continue it as long."as there is any hope for discovering other survivors. 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I put this question to Don Hartman, production head at Paramount Studios, which has pared its list of stars down to a bare minimum in the past few years. Hartman's reply was that nothing has happened to the star system big names still help sell pictures. But a big change has come over the movie business, and that has meant a dwindling number of stars under contract to studios. * * * * "We don't make as many pictures as we used to", he explained. "Supposing our studio' makes 15 pictures a year. You start with a couple of Bing Crosby pitcures, a couple of Bob Hopes, the same number of Alan Ladds and Bill Holdens. By the time you add these commitments up, you don't have many more pictures to make. "That doesn't mean we aren't GEN. DWIOHT D. EISENHOWER raiMi both arms in answer to Legionnaires' cheers before starting his address to the opening session of the 34th annual American Legion convention in New Yorlc City (Aug. 26). The Republican presidential candi> date wears a jaunty Legion cap, presented to him by post members of his native Abilene, Kansas. (AP Wirephoto) SAYS AIRING OF TAX SCANDAL TO BENEFICIAL Disclose Fed«rql Officials Tried to Steer Grand Jury Off Track. By Aaieelatad Prats " WASHINGTON — Rep. Keating (R-N. Y.) said today he believes a House committee 's airing of a 1951 St. Louis grand jury probe of income tax scandals will prove highly beneficial to the nation. "Because of this committee," Keating told newsmen, "I don't think there will be ever again such an abuse of the public process as went on out there." He referred to the testimony heard Tuesday by a judiciary subcommittee to the effect that some Justice Department officials tried to steer the grand jury to a "whitewash" report. The group heard from four members of the grand jury — Henry J. Butler, foreman; Clinton L. Whittemore, deputy foreman; Collis P. Lovely and Mrs. Mary O. Messenger — and Marvin Hopper who was an assistant U. S. attorney at the time. Ellis N. Slack, an acting assistant attorney general now in charge of the department's Tax Division, is slated to testify tomorrow. The committee doesn't meet today. The former jurymen testified they were counseled that once a tax case was closed, a grand jury couldn't dig into it. After they looked over the lists of tax cases that had been shelved, they accepted a suggestion by the district attorney, the late Drake Watson, to make a partial report. Watson's assistants — Hopper and William Costello — actually wrote the report which vindicated the way in which tax matters had been handled under former collector James P. Finnegan. The testimony showed that the jurors thought everything was in order, that the report met the approval of the Justice Department and was all right with the judge. Judge Was Displeased But district Judge George H. Moore wasn't pleased. He was "astonished" and told the jury so. In fact, he re-charged it and pushed it to new efforts. The result: a number of indictments, including one against Finnegan. Finnegan was later convicted on two charges of misconduct in office. The case is on appeal. Although new minerals are found, all major precious stones and almost all precious metals have been known and valued for centuries. OR. Everyday — anyday*— rain or shine we offer for sale Uttle fclack "nuggets" that have within them a mighty force of concentrated heat when used in a fire. If you will let us, we'll show you how you can save money on coal and get more heat. 'DEALERS rH (X)MF0R,T "[^4^ PimHS-H .5ennfQi /penfer ,Mq adding any newcomers; we just signed three the other day. But we have cut down the number of stars, and it has worked out very well. For one thing, it is cheaper. We don't have to pay out four and five thousand a week to stars who aren't working. "And it results in better pictures. We don't have to rush pictures through merely because we have commitments with talent. We earn cast pictures better by bringing in talent from the outside. By preparing a backlog.of scripts, we can get big stars. For instance, Gary Grant won't except a picture unless he sees the finished script. If we have one ready for him, we can make a commitment with him for several months in the future." « * « • Recently, both Alan Ladd and Betty Hutton left Paramount, where each was loi^g identified. Hartnian said both departures were mutually beneficial. "Ladd wanted a percentage o* the profits, which we were not prepared to give him", the executive said. "He had two more pictures, to do for us. Instead of having him do two pictures in a year, we gave him his freedom and he will do a picture a year for two years for us. "Hutton was a problem to find vehicles for. With every three or four stories that were put In the works for her, one might pan out. She wanted freedom to do stage appearances, so we let her go, without paymg hex any money for the rest of her contract. 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