The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 21, 1948 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 21, 1948
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PAUU BLTTHKVILLB (ARK.) COUNTER NEWS Army Designs and Tests True Guided Missiles, Weapons of Modern Push Button Warfare (B>ITOR'S NOTE: For the first time since tlie w«r, the Army hu (MnnlUcd reporters to get a glimpse of what It if doing In tulded mlwilt research at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Following Is a dispatch «lv- inf some of the h^gh spots of what reporters learned In a tour of Aberdeen's alx ballistic research laboratories.) By Jowpb L. Myler ' * — fntf Staff Correspondent ABERDEEN. Md., April 21. (UP) —True guided missiles, weapons of pu»h button warfare, are,being designed and tested now. And, Army ordnance experts said today, it Is' reasonable to suppose that eventually they will carry atomic warheads and be powered by atomic energy. Even without atomic power, thty said, no insurmountable difficulties stand in the way of making radar-controlled missiles capable of circling the earth at speeds faster than sound. They agree with the Pentagon generals who say that push button warfare Is. not just around the corner. But they add that it Is the job ot research to spot trends and be ready with new data when it is needed. That is just what ballistics experts, working in multi-million dol- weapon proving ground here, have been doing in the past two years. They have been piling up knowledge—not only for the Army but also for the Atomic Energy Commission, tlie Navy, and the Air Force. Tjieir most "highly urgent" project, the one now being emphasized above all others. Is the accumulation . of basic data nbout guided missiles. Already they have mountains ol it. Use Supersonic Wind Tunnels Right now, missiles superior to the German V-2 rockets are being perfected by means of testing equipment here which has no counterpart anywhere else In the world. This equipment Includes the only supersonic wind tunnels—one of them never publicized before—capable of sustained operation 24 hours a day! v -; Another, gadget, filling an entire room, is Aberdeen's famous electronic problem-solver, known Eniac. It is solving problems daily in rocket trajectory, nuclear physics, and much else which would take a mathematician a lifetime to figure out with paper and pencil. So heavy Is the demand for what Eniac can supply that it is two Two Condemned Youths Offer fyes to Science NASHVfLLE, Tenn., April 21.— (UP)—Attorneys for two youths condemned to death In Tenneawe'« electric chair searched today for a volunteer doctor to remote their eyes after the execution*. The youths, scheduled to die tomorrow, offered their eyes to medical science yesterday. They are James Sandusky. 20, of Nashville, and Thomas eKlley; ll, of Marlon, 111. Gov. Jim McCord said Monday he would take no action to save the pair, convicted of the January 19*7 hitchhike murder of Edward Spouse, a Clarksvllle, Tenn., tobac- ci salesman. Attorney Wiley C. Wilson said the New York Eye Bank told him it could use the eyes in operations. Few Vote in flection in Louisiana NEW ORLEANS, April Jl. (UP) j —Earl K. Long, brother of the late Sen. Huey P. (Ktngfish) Long, was officially -the Louisiana governor- elect today. He wa.s chosen yesterday In an anti-climatic general election which was ignored by two- thirds of the state's voters. The election was really decided f'eb 24 when Long was nominated in a Democratic runoff primary. Republican opposition In Louisiana is negligible Voting officials said te*s than one-third of the state's registered voters cnst ballots yesterday. All for fan! "PEASANT" Dref>&y — but Btanils up to children's games. Scientific foot-fitting last inside the •harp -look ing wedge heel and platform crepe sole. Breathable uppers. Wafih- abk, Blueorbrovi n. FAMILY SHOE STORE 312 W. Main SI. The use of stilt Is still a luxury permitted only to the rich. In some parts of Africa, says Encyclopedia Brltannlca. Jack Holt Enters Governor's Race Former Arr'y General Seeks Nomination tot Laney's Successor LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 11. P)—The /leld of the KM gubernatorial candidates swelled to eight today with the formal announcement and official entry of former Attorney Oneral Jack Holt of Little Rock. The deadline for filing is April 28—one week away. The attorney submitted his party loyalty pledge and filing fee with Democratic Secretary Harvey Combs yesterday and wu scheduled to file ill* corrupt practices pledge with Secretary of State C. O. Hall today. With hid statement that "I want to be governor of Arkansas," Holt joined Jim Merritt ol McOehee. Attorney General Ouy E. Williams, Jamei Mackrell, Hardy Rowland, Sidney McM.Uh, Mayor John Loni- dale, jr., of Lonsdnle, and former St. Francis County Judge Charlei Fleming as official candidates. His announcement turned trw' spotlight on four more men prominently mentioned as candidates: Banlc Commissioner Tom W. Le,;- gett^ PMtenml Revenue commki- fioner Horace Thompson former state American Legion Commander J. Wesley Sampler and former Lt. Gov. Bob Bailey. Holt declared that "the future of Arkansas and the welfare of her citizens nmy well depend on the people's choice of governor." He called this a time of crisis. He indicated that he would be on the side of states rights and would support better roads and higher educational standards. He also promised to give the "keenest analysis" to urgent problems of agriculture, Industry, and taxation. Holt is a native of Boone Coun- New Stamp Honors Heroic Chaplains WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21. 1948 Honoring the four Heroic chaplains who went down with the U. S S Horchesier. this stamp will be released In Washington May 28. Th« four chaplains are, left to right, George L. Fox, Clark V. Pollnf, John P. Washington and Alexander D. Goods. Two Trainmen Killed, One Hurt In Engine Blast ERWIN, Tenn., April 21. (UP) — Two trainmen were killed and a third injured today when tlie boiler of n steam locomotive on a moving freight train exploded near here today. /The freight train was operated by the Clinchfleld Railroad an:l was on a run rrom Erwin to Spartanburg, 3. c. The dead were Identified as Rex Phillips, fireman, and Ed Davenport, engineer, both of Erwln. Floyd Sparks, brakeman, was injured seriously. Tiie explosion occurred in TJnakn Gorge about 12 miles lioni here. ty, being born 45 years ago on » from the University of Arkansas School of Law. He was prosecuting attorney and judge in the 14th Judicial district Defore becoming attornev general in 1936. He served In this capacity for six years. School Children to Live Week on Starvation Diet PHILADELPHIA, April 21. (UP) —Fourteen Philadelphia school children will begin a week-long "starvation diet" of 1,200 calories a day Saturday to dramatize the American Overseas-Ald-United 'Muttons Appeal for Children campaign The volunteers will live In a hotel under (he supervision of a physician but will Jive their normal routine as far as possible. Their diet will be about one-third of the riaily consumption of the average American child. Plans tor Excise Tax Cuts Are Abandoned WASHINGTON, April 21. (UP) — Chairman Harold Knutson of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee said yesterday previous plans for a • substantial cut In excise taxes -this year have been abandoned. The Minnesota Republican told reporters that the prospects of increased military costs make a further substantial loss of revenue this year unwise. years behind In Its work. But before the end of this year, an even more marvelous computer, Edvac by name, will be In operation. One new development made possible by Aberdeen's wind tunnels, its "troe flight" ranges, and its rocket fuel lab Is the "mother- daughter" rocket. This combination, under field test at White Sands, N. M., Is a German V-2 rocket with a U. S. WAC corporal rocket projectint; Irom Its warhead. The WAC corporal takes off from (he top of the V-2's flight. It is expected to attain altitudes of "several hundred miles" and a horizontal range of SOO miles, twice the V-2's. i . .The V-2 as used by the Germans ! In the war was not & true guided missile. It could not be directed In flight by means of radio orders from the ground. But the radar- controlled rockets of American de- 1 sign are responsive to such orders. ' To Simulate 3,040 MPH Wind In their effort to find out everything about supersonic guided missiles, scientists have been test- I Ing models of every conceivable de: sign in a wind tunnel that produces air speeds of 1,300 miles an hour. This is about 1.7 times the speed of sound. \ A new tunnel, not yet dedicated, lias produced 3.040-mlle-an-hour winds. To build up velocities of tha', ' order requires five mammoth compressors totaling 13,000 horse pow- I cr ' C. L. Poor III, who opera!'* ths tunnels, said models of American cuideri missiles already have been tested at speeds far beyond the transonic region where invisible fhock waves spell destruction for conventional winged craft. Bugs developed In some of the uesigns, "but others worked out just as we had predicted," Poor said. Although ordnance officers fore- j tee atomic missiles, they do nut expect to produce anything "fan- lastic." As Col L. B. Simon, director ol tlie ballistics laboratories, put "Wo don't know how to make an effective death ray." AT KIRBY'S THIS WEEK Save - Save - Save - Save Fitch Spring Offer Genuine Knickerbocker shower spray. Reg. $2 Value. Fitch Dandruff Remover Shampoo, Reg. 75c value. Both for $1.19 Suave Hair Dressing . . . 50c&$1.00 Breck Shampoo 60c Roux Eyebrow and Lash Dye. . $3.00, Breck Baby Sets. .,.:.... .$1.50 Breck Comp. Scalp Treatment $2.50 Handy Hanna Hair Dryer $9.95 Shower Caps 29c Hudnut Home Permanent. . . .$2.75 Ton! Deluxe Home Wave. . . .$2.00 In Stock for Summer Polaroid. Sun Glasses, Flight Line Sun GJasses,ypicriic Jugs, Thermos Bottles, Paper Plates, Cups. Napkins, Electric Fans Prescriptions are our specialty. See your doctor, then bring your prescriptions to us. Save with safety. Guaranteed best prices. ' ICE CREAM Homemade, Pasteurized, Freezer Fresh Pint Vanilla 25c flavors 30c Laney Blasts Civil Rights Program Again HOPE .Ark., April 21. (UP) — President Truman's civil rights program stood branded once again today as an attempt to bleak down the traditions of the South and to control froju Washington the lives of individual Americans. The charges were made by GOV Ben Laney of Arkansas, during a i states rights rally here last night, j Laney said he did not believe however that the South's tradition- I ol white supremacy could be chang- i ed through "blasts of criticism from j tnose who are uninformed them- ! selves." Arkansas' chief executive devol- : ed almost his entire address to a denunciation of the report of the" president's committee on civil righU—upon which Mr. Truman'.? i controversial appeal to Congress was based. Laney snid the report was "wrong misleading and unnecessary," and attacked it for giving no credit to the South or Its leaders for progress which has already been made in race relations. "The committee presents only the exceptional cases where, without question the rights of certain Negroes were violated," Laney said. Read Courier News Want Ads. Heartburn 1 BELl.AN$forAddtojgestk«25^ GARDEN SEEDS COMPLETE STOCK BULK OR PACKAGE FRESH PLANTS DAILY BLYTHEVILLE CURB MARKET 130 EAST MAIN ST. t>orr IMS/, YOUR USED TIRES ARE WORTH MORE X,'^X- We'll Buy All the Unused Mileage in Your Present Tires You'll fie Amazed ot the Liberal Allowance on New CHAMPIONS HOME MAKERS ATTENTION.' PAY ONLT •nd .irjr support in the conslruction. Ankle .Ir.p i, , > » jr.m. All ».^.bl Family Shoe Store BIylheville TheNcwYellow Pages of the telephont directory ure filled with people ready to servt you. Take the case of the housewife who told us about refinithing her home. She wanted ipecinlisti. 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