The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 17, 1948 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 17, 1948
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_ THURSDAY. JUNE 17, 1D48 Truce Reached In French Strike Sympathy Walkouts Follow, However, as Reds Spark Agitation By Joseph \v. Ciricg ^pi'^/T 5 SUlfr <'"««l'"'"I<-"t) PAIUS>, June 17. iUP(—Pollec and workers reached a truce in the bloody Clermont Ferrm.d strike to- duy but a wave of sympathy strikes wean spreading across Soulhcin * ranee In response to a Communist . call to arms. f The new strikes hit Marseille, Lyons and at least eight other industrial centers. Officials feared the strikes may develop into a wave or labor agitation similar to the '""1 days" last Fall when Communists tried to seize France and failed. Casualties In (lie bloody Clcnnonf i'errand lighting were the highest of any strike action since last Tall At least 300 H-cre hospitalized another 100 were being treated in homes and tt was feared that la police had been blinded by sill-' phuric acid thrown by strikers. The sympathy strikes posed a problem for Premier Robert Schu- , man's coalition government, which squeaked through a vote ot confidence in Hie NatiounI Assembly with only an eight-vote margin at 4 a.m. today, after nn all-night debate. The vole was 287 to 289. The vote of confidence was granted on a motion to approve France's participation in the six-power London agreement on the unification of \.estern Germany. However the government promised to seek revision of the agreement along the lines of greater internationalization pljf the Industrial Ruhr. Another At lack Looms Schuman also faced another immediate attack in the National Assembly on the economic policies of Finance Minister Rene Mayer, who has succeeded in halting runaway inflation but has not been able lo force down prices ns demanded by labor. The problem of French inflation was directly linked to the strike situation. Workers in Clcrmont Fcr- rand staged a sitdown strike ror a ZO per cent wage increase and this too Is the basis of other strikes sweeping France. It was possible, however, that the Communist threat to France as typified by the own revolt at Clermont Ferrand would once again frighten moderate members of the assembly into line behind (lie Schuman government as it did hist Pall £ The call ror a wave of sympathj strides was issued by the Communist-dominated General Confederation of Labor, but ft did not appear to be too successful. Many Return to Work Many of the newest strikes Involved only a few hundred worker- and latest reports just before noon indicated that many had returned to work today. The strike truce at Clermont Ferrand halted fighting i n [he great * "rich rubber center after serious battles between 20,000 strikers rmd sympathizers and some 3.500 troop- and police. ' The night passed quietly and there was a possibility that IICKO- tiations would be resumed between workers and employers. The truce agreement provided that security forces, which seize, the big Bergougnan rubber factors yesterday after evicting 1.500 sit ?,°^" s I*" s - W01 " rt ""-'nit the BLYTHRVIUJ! (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS The Cold Gray Dawn Hindered by Secrecy, Pilot Tells Of Flight at Supersonic Speeds Youth 'Buried' In County Grave Turns Up A/iv« B.r William F. McMrniunln (United frna Sialf CiwrMnonafnt) WASHINGTON, June 17. (UP)— A tiny needle-nosed rocket plan* dropped free from the Iwlly of * 1I-29 Superfortress at 25,000 feel over Mtiroc Air FMive Test, center In California lust. Full. The pilot, Capl. Charles E. Yea- Itei- of Myrg, W. V., Imwcd hlinmll for the terrific Jult or s)x>ed us he turned on (he [list of four rocket molors. He sat curled up in (i le little plane, his knees almost level with his shoulders His arms were straight out His hands gripped the control rotenm.? and his eyes were fastened on the dial of a sliced Indicator. The tiny plane leaped forward faster and faster, n 5 one utter the other of the [our rocket motors were lurned on. Veager looked st Ihe dials and saw that a needle on (he speed Indicator showed he was flying faster than Die sliced of sound This was the way the short, ^-year-old pilot described his experience ns the first man to fly faster tlwn the speed of sound, lhat speed varies frotn 7tjo mile, mi hour at sea level to Mn at 40000 feet. "H was pvelty nice, I thought." \eat-er explained' at a press conference. "It didn't, hurt me. You "r ilook " l " IC "'"' ' 5Ce ! ' m " or " The reporter* saw a hrindsome mii! nun with close cropped hair clear eyes, military benrh* „„<! "I WHS seared, naturally," he said, nut it gave me a good feel- Ing when I knew I h«d done If He said lie would like to tell more about how It felt but, "I don't want to net my head lopped off" He referred to Air Force .secrecy regulations aimed at keeping foreign poworj from geltlng tiie ben. ellt of American rrsearch. Yeuger said the rocket ship Mint forward for two and one-hrdf minutes uiHU It exhausted J( 5 f,, P |. "T'heti you slow down awlully {nst," he said. "I had lo come back through Ihe speed of noimd." The tiny plune went into * slid* in A mere 300 (o 400 miles per hour, slowed down to :HO when he approached the landing jtrlp ami l>ut down his wheels. It coasted ulKiul two and a half miles over the dry lake bed «t 160 mil™ per hour before coming to H hull, Yc-ager snid he has hud Iri'e ux - periciice of tlylng lltl.s plane "29 or 30 times" since hi, historic ftlglit lost Oct. M. r\>«r other pilots Imvc flown It at supmonlc speeds- Yciincr reoelv- fd the MucKay trophy Tuesday Mr the greatest flying perfonimncc o( Air medals were awarded to (he four other pilots who flew faster than sound. They were (he laic Howard 0. Lilly, Ueckley. W. Va.- Herbert H. Hoover. ' Krioxvlllt Tenn.; Mnj. o. E. I.undciuisl, Mar- tlnsvllle. Va., iilid dipt. J. T PHr,- Oerniit, Mobile, Alii l,n,' Tcn "' Ju "« "— (UP)— Davidson county official* womWd today Jllsl vdio II wa* <>y Durjed In R pauper's grave In inc county cemetery nearly two years aKo. A body was recovered from the Ji' ? 18 .,. 0 ' """llsoii 1 * Ijilcc In eaat Nashville on tivpl. 22, 1046, and .wvwnl imwns Identified It as the "><!>• of Mrs. stiMe Johnson rjsrn- u-r» of Cookcvllle. Undertakers Uiijiert the ix,,|y onr ln coanly aulliorllles fov burial when no one claimed it. Yesterday, however. Mrs. C«ru- thers apiiciired In cookcvlllo' and I was "uoslttvely hlenllfted" by hcr- j self mil several friends. "1 thought you wero deaii." Carl llean, shoe shop oix-rulnr, B ald when stie walked Into 1,1s store. "Well, T certainly' am not." she replied. "I've bee,, working In Florida mid have conio bnck looking l-'lylni Animals In Aiistralin, there art; al 20 K|»clcs of animals that are aviators, Including flying wiulrrels, flying oppo s siims, (lying mice, and even flying bears. Youth Injured in Btast Of Tank ot Ammonia OAK RUXIB. Tcnn.. June 17 — ( ,,V P 'r A '•-ynr-olfl CIE j c e Cream Plant employee Is in ,, hospital here today as the result of tho cx- plo.Hlon of an amiiionln dink. Coy Hlmmons wn.s leaving the plant where he, works when tho e.xploslun occurred ycsimiiiy. Tho lank w,,s outside (he. Inilldlni;, and (he explosion pinned him'In „ back doorway. 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