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ft f 4 Part I-SAT., MARCH 1 5, 1 947 " LOS atlgClCS CittltS Bombs, Sights, Radios Outmoded in Jet Planes Supersonic Speeds Make Designs Impractical and Necessitate Extensive Research Program BY HANSON W. BALDWIN, N.T. Times Military Analyst NEW YORK, March 14. A J rockets than any now available' complete redesign of bombg and guns, bomb and gun sights, ran dios and other aircraft equipment is on of the immense problems the nation's Air Forces face as the jet-engine age opens. Today, man or at least American man appears to be far from practical piloted supersonic or even transsonic flight. The power plants are available in the form of jet engines, but the immepse number of other problems that high speed creates have not in all instances even been postulated Problems of T-80 Examples of some of the technical problems of supersonic flight faced by the Air Forces today are: The Lockheed P-80, the first of the Army's jet fighter planes used in actual operational service, has not dropped a bomb or fired a gun for the last six months (except a few planes in proving-ground tests) because of major bombing and gunnery problems which developed when these planes were first used in service. The P-80 cruises at about 500 miles an hour, and even its top speed of about 600 miles an hour is well below the speed of sound. But even at these speeds it was found that' the convention-. ai bomb design used during the war was too weak; the tail fins tore off in flight, or the bomb 'tumbled" when released, thus destroying accuracy. Corrections Made Wing bomb racks also were damaged, and when the four ,50-caliber guns in the nose fired, rivets popped out and bulkheads crumpled. Temporary solution of these problems insofar as the P-SO is concerned is relatively simple and gunnery and bombing practice from these planes and from the newer P-84, just coming into service, will be resumed shortly. The bomb tail fins have been strengthened and redesigned, bomb racks strengthened and bulkheads "beefed up." But a permanent solution of the problem of firing guns and dropping missiles at transsonic or supersonic speeds requires an extensive research program and the complete redesign of our bombs, possibly of our guns, and certainly of our turrets. New Bomb Design . The new bomb, the N.A.CA.. laboratories at Langley Field and elsewhere have tentatively determined, must be long, slim and cigar-shaped, totally unlike our present bombs. It probably must be carried externally, since opening bomb bay doors at very high speeds will be impossible, even if the speeds are checked down to a modest 400 or 500 miles an hour by dive-brakes or other devices. Gun turrets or gun installations must De reouut so tnat only a few inches of the muzzles pro? trude, thu3 reducing interfer ence with the air flow and the aerodynamic qualities of the plane. Ballets Too Slow Moreover, the guns of the fu-, ture supersonic aircraft must be very high velocity weapons, if there is to be much hope of hit ting opposing aircraft. Planes traveling at supersonic speeds may move almost as fast as bul lets fired from guns, and the bullets, unlike the planes, lose their velocity rapidly, since they have no continuing source of motive power. This might mean, at least theoretically, that in a stern chase when one super sonic plane is attempting to overtake another the bullets fired from the pursuing plane, unless fired from a very high velocity gun, might not be able to "catch up" with the target except at very close ranges. For this reason some observers believe that if and when man does achieve piloted supersonic flight, rockets may largely replace guns and bombs as weapons for high-speed aircraft, since rockets do have continuing sources after launching of motive power. But even so, higher-speed and launching devices able toj bear the brunt of transsonic speeds must be developed. And any missile or projectile must be so designed as to minimize a "tumbling" tendency which sometimes develops when guns or rockets are fired from highspeed aircraft. New bomb and gun sights and control systems which will solve the mathematical problem of aiming and will automatically release bombs or fire guns must be developed, for even at 500 miles an hour much less in the transsonic or supersonic ranges accuracy in bombing and gunnery will be impossible if it is dependent upon a human's reactions. . Shock Waves' Feared Radio antenna and all other external fixtures on aircraft must be stubbed down as much as possible to provide greater strength and to minimize inter ference with the air-flow over the plane's structure, for a "shock wave" caused by such inter ference, might set up forces which would tear the plane apart, The problem of "shielding" radios in high-speed aircraft also has become an important one with the development of jet planes. Mechanical "noise" cre ates an electronic noise which interferes in reception and trans mission of messages, and it ha3 been found that the jet engine also induces some electronic interference. Slight Error Vital Navigation is another problem and a serious one. Jets travel at such high speeds and usual ly at altitudes which make the identification of visual land marks difficult that a slight error in, tne air means a tremendous' error on the surface. At 35,000 feet altitude, .a P-80 ha3 about two and a half hours endurance at 500 mile-an-houf speeds, but at 1000 feet, it canj consume its entire fuel supply in about 50 minutes, so that if a pilot makes a slight error when he starts to come down from altitude to an airport, he quickly finds himself out of fuel. Automatic Aids Needed More direction-finding stations all over the country, the maximum use of radio compass equip ment in jets and more pilot attention to navigation are only partial answers. Automatic, quicker and more accurate methods of navigation to keep pace with increased aircraft speeds are necessary. There is, finally, the problem of the pilot himself. No human can react quickly enough to control satisfactorily a plane hurtling through the air at trans-sonic and supersonic speeds; the development of automatic flight controls, which will have minimum dependence upon human reactions, is therefore necessary. Copyright. 1947. New York Timea 'Suicide' Revives 'Dahlia' Inquiry A man's clothing and a note scrawled in pencil on a bit of foolscap found by the ocean's edge at the foot of Breeze Ave., Venice, yesterday revived the lagging investigation of the mu tilation murder . of Elizabeth Short, 22, the "Black Dahlia." If the note is authentic, it indicated that the person who brutally slew Muss Short and left her body in a Norton Ave. lot la3t Jan. 15 had committed suicide, driven to walk into the pea by the shadow of his crime. The pile of clothing was first seen by a beach caretaker, who reported the discovery to John Dillon, lifeguard captain. Dillon immediately notified Capt L. E. Christensen of West Los Angeles Police Station. Too Much of Coward The note, tucked inside one of the shoes, read: "TojWhom it may concern: I have waited for the police to capture me for the Black Dahlia killing, but have not. I am too mucji of a coward to turn myself in, so this is the best way out for me. I couldn't help myself for that, or this. Sorry, Mary." It was not signed. Nothing else not even a laundry or cleaning mark was found in the clothes which might give any hint of the identity of their owner. "Mary" also remained a mystery. The clothes included a coat and trousers of blue herringbone tweed, a brown and white T shirt, white jockey shorts, tan socks and tan moccasin leisure shoes, size about eight. J it hV4 jr X--!, Barber Posts Filled SACRAMENTO, March 14. (JF) Gov. Warren today reappointed to the State Board of Barber Ex aminers Harold V. Fickering, Tulare, as president and Adrian Ruyle, Berkeley, a3 a member. HAIR STYLfe Actress Adele Mara exhibits plaque offered for best hair-do. Best Hair-cfo in Hollywood to Win Prize Hollywood's top hair-do -will win its creator a large plaque at the first annual hair style show, of the American Beauticians Association tomorrow at the Hollywood Athletic Club. The trophy wijl be awarded by Adele Mara, film actress. Proceeds of the show, which is open to the public, will benefit the Spastics Foundation Fund of Los Angeles. Miss Flagstad Denies Being Nazi Friend NEW YORK, March 14. (IF) Kirsten Flagstad, the Wagnerian soprano and former Metropolitan Opera star, arrived today aboard the liner American and denied that she had been friendly with the Nazis since she left this country for German-held Norway in April, 1941. "I was never friendly with the Germans," she said. "It was not true that I went back on a German passport and with the help of the German Embassy." Miss Flagstad, a native of Norway, said she will be in this country until the middle of May and will make a concert tour beginning April 6. The tour will be in the West and she will not sing in New York City. Miss Flagstad's husband, Henry Johansen, died of a lung ailment June 25, 1945. The Norwegian High Court had said it would try him on a charge of being a member of Vidkun Quisling's National Samhng party. Husband Breaks Date to Take Own Life When, her husband failed to keep an engagement with her in Hollywood, Mrs. Marie Reiser, 6154 Glen Holly Drive, returned home to find her husband, Sam, 42, unconscious from an overdose of sleeping tablets, police reported yesterday. Reiser, who left a note saying that he intended to kill himself, died several hours later in General Hospital. -: ' ?, 4 , Urn uih'iJjit- &JIb Timrs photo . SIGNED UP Peggy Ryarr and James Cross apply for license. Wedding will be Monday night in Burbank. JAMES CROSS TO WED COMEDIENNE PEGGY RYAN Peggy Ryan, film dancer and comedienne, yesterday put her name on Cupid's dotted line. She signed up, fn othsr words, to become the bride of James (Jimmy) Cross, onetime vaudeville hoofer turned film actor. The signing was done at the County Clerk's office in the Hall of Records, where Miss Ryan, 22, and Cross, 37, received their marriage license'. The ceremony is set for 7:30 p.m. "Monday at Miss Ryan's home, 925 N. 10th St., Burbank, and will -be performed by Superior Judge Edward R. Brand. They first met on the night of Dec. 3, 1945 they were sure of the date at a Hollywood night club where Jackie Coogan, the former screen juvenile, was opening a show. Coogan will be best man at Monday's ceremony. Flies Survive Rocket Trip 360,000 Ft. Up EL PASO, March 14, (&) Liv-ing organisms have survived the penetration of the ionosphere in the warhead of a V-2 rocket launched at the White Sands Proving Ground, according to word received at Biggs Field from the War Department today. The 'announcement said that fruit flies, included in containers which held instruments and cameras installed by the Army Air Forces, had been recovered alive and seemingly none the worse for their experience of ascending to 360,000 feet. Like the delicate instruments in the warhead, the flies came down in containers lowered by ribbon parachutes. The flies were placed aboard the rocket by researchers from the University of New Mexico. . The descent of the container took about an hour from the time it was ejected from the rocket at the apex of the missile's flight. Welding Starts Fire ELIZABETH (Colo.) March 14. (U.R) Explosion of an acetylene welding unit in a downtown garage today touched off a fast-spreading fire which destroyed one building and damaged three others. There were no injuries. Complete DINNER Deluxe . 16S Excellent LUNCHEONS 95c JUAN FLORER in th.loung. BaBaBMHHMMMMMMMHHHMHMaa UNDER ORIGINAL CHI CHI MANAGEMENT Dinner ai OPEN EYERY NIQHT tnhlo fnr the " MONDAY FASHION DINNERS Custom collection from Mabvl Morrow-Dorothy Prtbl modoli Hats by Ktntrh Hopkins SUNDAY IS PRIZE NIGHT! 9236 SUNSET BLVD. reservations ; j I in v i in on g d a pi-c.I ii g sv EOTETinjomEina J 4PM.U 2AM. HEmP4ea4 2381 8433 SUNSET Bw. STEAKS CHOPS PRIME RIBS SUN. DINNERS FROM 2 JO P.M. STmtt tlt 13920 VINTVM UVU Shtnm(kt Sbte 42444 hp 21 Ui HIS 1 L!i t DOWNTOWN: Hill nu Eighth HOLLYWOOD: Vin nx Hollywood Gourmet V COMPLETE ROAST TURKEY DINNER $1.25 6530 Sunset Boulevard : Bttw Vl. mti4 Hihl - s fl 'gorgeous girls ) i THE FAMO US t 'Ari ' 1 DINNERS I TiTT I "PW FROM Sl SHO' HUFF! Menus as Southern as magnolias - and cottonl Continuous ssnrico from ll;4o A.M. to 8 P.M. Popular Prices 0pn 7 Days a Week CAROLINA PINES 731S. M!ro JU. WY-S12S BEAUTIFUL GIRL REVUE Jlsrnsi 'i 1 If IRENE B0RD0N1 Pinky Lee AT I II II 7 t U ISiAJcUU. ! 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"AMERICA'S TROPICAL SHOWPLACE" j Phone Malibu 7972 ' j Finest indistinctive Foods DINNER $1.25 Cocktail Lounge Dancing Nightly 3 Floor Shows ( 845 No. Broadway Ml. 2343 S;te:v4PChM N. Ovr Chart. AlM Plrkint SSM Closed Monday SUNSET HOUSE 5539 SUNSET BLVD. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK DAILY FROM 5 P.M. SUNDAY FROM 4 P.M. JAMAICA INN' PARTIES UP TO 70 (NEAR WESTERN) Hl-9455 The Mayfair of SANTA MONICA. Dinner Cocktail Santa Slonica 4-2788 2210 Wilshire Blvd. Cletad Monday SUNDAY BRACER BREAKFAST 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. CASA CIENEGA ISS8 S. La Clintza' CR-5-9394 SPANISH and MEXICAN FOOD LUNCHEON and DINNER ECEPT ON WEDNESDAYS COCKTAILS AIR CONDITIONED -J. OPENING FRIDAY, MARCH 21 "POISON" GARDNER ..m carter NOW NIGHTLY PEE WEE HUNT AND HIS ORCHESTRA SPECIAL SURPRISE ENTERTAINMENT SAT. and SUN. AFTERNOON DANCING FROM 7 P.M. ITALIAN CUISINE BY RAY TUCCI 6700 HOLLYWOOD BLVD. & SUSIE Q 1 trfTTTTrJ CHARCOAL BROILED EASTER K CORN-FED BEEF, ROAST PRIME RIB, FOWL AND FISH P!err and His Mutle in th Cocktail Leung CLOSED MONDAYS K. C STEAKS PtIME HIS Dancing in tha Rustic Room AL MclNTIRE and hit HAWAIIAN TRIO NO COVK . CLOSEO TUESDAYS AIR CONDITIONED . Dine, Dance and Be Merry FOOD AT ITS BEST " Lunch from $1. Dinners fran $1.25 AIM A L Cart. Swvln Fsaturing 2 Bands from 12 neon ra 12 p.m. Joa Holquin, Piano and Orchestra Tony Fcrraro, his Accordion & Orch. COCKTAILS CLOSEO SUNDAYS. IS'oto Featuring TED CAMPBELL fAw$$ Nitviy err th Grand Organ Extra Thick Steaks Prim Ribs of Portobl 5a rood Bar mm) wm. ' - s ii n ; 11 f mm rY 1 Murder Hearing Delayed CHICAGO,. March 14. (JF) Habeas corpus proceedings in behalf of William Block, 36-y ear-old exr-convict held for questioning in the shotgun slaying last; June of James M. Ragen, 66, rac-; ing news distributor, were con- tinned today to- next Tuesday, and Block was lodged in Coun ty Jail without bail. STARLIT ROOM 8950 SUNSET BOULEVARD For Reservations CR. 5-9440 Opn 7 NiUi By Popular Rtquir RAY BOURBON with KEITH O'NEILL Song Stylitt No LESLIE LYNCH -Covr of ffto Piono SOUTHLAND MEN TAKEN OFF SHATTERED TANKER tanker Ft. Dearborn in the Pacific, is a veteran of 30 years at sea. It was the second time he had brushed with death in less than a year, according to his wife, Mrs. Irma Wiehr of 1937 Camden Ave., Westwood. He was aboard the Fordham Victory last year when it was grounded for eight days off the Massachusetts coast in a storm. It later was refloated. Mrs. Richard W. Reep of 902 St. James Place, Long Beach, wTife and mother of two of the rescued men, exclaimed, "This is the greatest moment of my life," when informed of their safety. The elder Reep, second mate aboard the Ft. Dearborn, (had sailed for many years, but Henry Wiehr, radioman who his son R. Bruce, 20, the purser, waj rescued from the ill-fated , was making his first voyage. Continued from First Page and fuel. The Telfair Stockton proceeded on its voyage Shanghai. . The Navy directed that if the El Dorado's captain decides to take off the men, the derelict is to be sunk by gunfire and the abandoned bow section similarly disposed of if still afloat. Meanwhile Escort Patrol Craft 903 radioed that the 7000-ton freighter Robert S. Broussard, which sent distress signals yesterday, was proceeding toward Honolulu. The ship had been bound to Japan with a load of American locomotives, but had asked for aid after developing boiler trouble. Veteran Radioman Faced Death in 1946 Bit of Old France OPEN FROM II A.M. TO S P.M. DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY Lunch from 55c Dinner from 85e DOWNTOWN S REAL FRENCH RESTAURANT NEAR THE THEATRE LOCALE 739 Va SOUTH HOPE STREET PARIS COMES TO HOLLYWOOD! MICHEL: Formerly from Fouquet's, Pans. .and GEORGE EfrProp. of the Petit Pavilion Royal on the Palisades, N.J. a rr r n a n 1 o Introducing at the WAtT C XJXZ rMIlO Various Trench Specialties served in the Table d'Hofe Dinner, including the tray of selected Hors d Oeuvres 7038 SUNSET BLVD. Near la Braa. HI. 9812 OPEN 7 DAYS 5 .P.M. to Midnito 2S TAIX Restaurant RUSSIAN DINNERS EASTERN STEAKS COCKTAILS MUSIC 8846 Sunset Blvd. Mr Conditioned- Closed Tuesday CR. 5-9264 Lunch lerved frsm II t f p.m. S5 A tit Daily Dinner Mnefl frem itiiii. 850. i.n Thursday ecll Chickan Dinner. 1.00 A 1.40 unday Chicken Dinner served from 3 to 8 P.M.. 1.00 and 1.40 321. COMMERCIAL ST. MU.2574 Clniod MiMi'iy. Family Style ana) Private Boerhi RENE & JEAN 639 SO. OLIVE ST. 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LAS PALMAS CompUtt Dinners from SI. 00 4:30-8 p.m. Sunday 12-8 Luncheon lOe Bp, 1 1 1 30 -2 Dally HO-9010. Closed Tuesday JERRY'S JOYliT WILSHIRE Jill 1 I illlllliilfftV. 'c4,i CHARLEY FOY'S NEW SUPPER CLUB 15463 VENTURA BLVD. One Block West of Sepulveda. STATE 4-3159. STATE 4-9116 CO-STARRING IV ALLY YERNOX and GEORGE BEATTY LUCCA RESTAURANT 5TH and WESTERN DINE LAVISHLY FOR LESS Unuraasuel Italian Ceitiae LUNCH from 95c DINNER from SI. 50 Ciee Saverl Symelmty Orahaatra ). 20". Tax SCHRQEDER'S RESTAURANT and LOUNGE OPEN 7 DATS A WEEK Luncheon and Dinner 30 Willhlra Bird, at Carthay Circle WE60t SHERWOOD MERTZ at the Eleetrie Organ LITTLE CZECHOSLOVAKIA RESTAURANT - Managed by the Famous Chef MME. LOUISE VARES 7519 Sunset Open 4-12 PM. - Closed Mondays HI-9414 Good' Fellows GROTTO FAMOUS FOR SEA FOOD AND STEAKS SINCE 1905 LUNCHEONS 75c DINNERS A LA CARTI COCKTAIL LOUNGE CLOSED SUNDATS 341 SO. 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FE. 1183 Ml. 5897 Street Cars W, 5 & 9 DANCING ENTERTAINMENT America's Most Exotic Restaurant Fall Coarse Chinasa Dinner, 85o and as TEMPLE OF HEAVEN' COCKTAIL LOUNSI L-l m I ST .IT . - I m : I m vn . 330 N. Fairfax Coeklillts-li'S! WE. 4657 JOE PIRROHE'S Formerly TONY'S CAFE STEAKS : : PRIME RIBS SPAGHETTI COCKTAILS Privote Booths MA-4449 4057 SOUTH FIGUEROA ST. - TELEPHONE ADoms 9292 Swiss and Americas Cuisiao. Dancing is both Opea Air Cardea and Dining Room. European and American Music. Swiss Yodelera Moser Brothers MCDONNELL'S Daily Exceot Sunday. 10 ta 9 P.M. 305 S. HEWITT 1 Block East af Alameda, intersection East Jrd. Traction and Hewitt, 7iU BEVERLY BLVD. 4 Blocks West of La Brea MONTEREY frindly ormosphfr. Serving th food obtainable at papular prices. LUNCH from 50c Vri$HI$H KEBAB KZARTMA Oj 3i? STEAKS CHICKEN V J Open 7 Days 4 P.M. to 1 2 Midnite v- KGFi Mon. thru St. S-S:15 P.M. Owl 1230 BV- FIGUEROA BALLROOM DANCING NIGHTLY icfrt Jty) WEDNESDAY Free Lessons Rumba, Tansj nikiLitB i ir. Open from ii a.m. ta Midnight, F 3 ueroa & Washington Bl. PR. 69530 Perseaal Dirsctiaa Harry Reaasst

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