The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1947 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 22, 1947
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'"«'/" BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COUNTER NEWS MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1947 Fanner Iranian Premier Accused Officials Balk Plan .. To Uejv« Nation > For United States TEHRAN, Dec a <UP) - The Iranian parliament pressed an In- rwtigatkm today of unspecified eharg»s against former Premier Ahimd Ghtv»m, reportedly under arrett since Saturday when he was prevented from leaving by plane for the United States. , . Mystery and ; official silence cloaked the action against Ghavam, but they were' believed to stem from h'is domestic policies, He has been under increasingly heavy attack- for failure to Implement reform measures to easc.ltir. plight of Iran's poverty 'stricken millions. Reports of Ghnvam's nncst were carried in the Ipcal press. They Mid- the -public prosecutor ordered hi« detention and that he was arrested Satuiday by police who confiscated hU passport. Later the speaker of the nuftlh (parliament) announced .that a parliamentary committee would investigate the charges against the former premier. Nature of Urn charges not disclosed. Prep. 1 ! reports snid Ghavam paid a 'farewell visit 'Saturday to tlvs shah, Mohommed Riza Pahlevi, and tli« American ambassador a; Tehran. He then was scheduled to go to' the airport (o take a piano flying to the United States by way of Geneva. Apparently Ghavam never reached the airport. A mob .armed with atkks had gathered there, vowing to kill him, the press reports said. When h« did not appear they marched oh the majlls, shouting "death to Ghavam." Troops were ailled out to disperse the denion- itratprs. • fGhkvwn'! resorted ariKst climaxed a rapid decline In his popularity since early this year, when he was successful In negotiating a Russian withdrawal from Azerbaijan province overthrowing an autonomous government established triere. : • , • . , ,. German Gets 7 Years for War Crimes NUERNBERG, Dec. 22 (UP)— FriedrierrFlict German coal an •teel magnate charged with using clave labor in his plants during th Nail regime, was convicted of wa crimes today and sentenced to sev •tt' years In prison. ; 'THck, the first German indust rlftlist to be tried here, was found guilty "»nd sentenced by an American tribunal headed . by Judge Charles B. Sears, Buffalo, N. Y. Two' 6t Flick's fasslstants were found guilty but . three others on trial with him were acquitted. : Flick's" deputy, Otto Stelnbrlnck, found guilty of membership in and collaboration iWlth the SS, was sen fenced to five years. •Berhha'rd Weiss, found guilty of war crimes for the use of slave labor, ^Including Russlnan prisoners of'WaV; WM sentenced to 'two and on» half years. The court announced that all three guilty, defendants. In -view of their »»«;- would be given credit for the time they spent in Nuernberg jail awaiting trial. Those acquitted were Odllo Burkut;. JConnd Kaletsch 'and Herman Terberger; Flick, M, partly, white-haired and Air Force Officials Deny Flights Faster Than Sound in Rocket Plane WASHINGTON, Dec, ». (UP)' — . Aviation Week magazine reported today—and »n Air Force officer denied—that the XS-1 rocket-powered experimental plane has accomplished the long-awaited feat of flying faster than the apeed of sound. • Air Force headquarters here declined to comment on the report that Ihe sonic barrier had at last been pierced, But at Ihe Muroc, Cal., test base, where the flights reportedly occurred, the commanding officer said tnare waji "na foundation fo the rumor." The official, Col. S. A. Gilkle, said | lie also ha<l checked with Wright I Field, O., headquarters for Army lest work, >"snd they tell me there' is nothing to It." The mneazine said the record flights were made during the past month on the desert test center. It sHtd the XS-1, built lorjthe Ait Force by Bell Aircraft, "several" lime* reached speeds somewhere above 660 miles an hour at high altitudes — and also readied new record altitudes close to 70,000 feet. While the magazine did not give the exact .speeds and altitudes, ii noted that the speed ol sound- while about 860 miles an hour at sea level—remains constant at flBO miles an hour above 35,000 feel. Thus, it said, "actual speed of the S-l need only have been 662 mile.i xr hour" to pierce the supersonic arrler at the high altitudes. mander ol Die, described the magazine's report ae a "rumor" without foundation. "I knew nothing about It in advance of this story," he said. "It was a WB surprise to me because If It had happened, I would have known about H > "I have flnce checked Wright Field and they tell me there Is nothing to 11. and that If there had been I would have been notified." Brutality Charge Is Investigated AUGUSTA. On.. Dec. 22 (UP) — An investigation Into alleged brutal treatment of prisoners at Camp Gortkm disciplinary barracks here was underway loday, under tho direction of Co). F. S. GrKwold, Inspector general for the Third Army. An official Investigation had been demnndcd by Ihe commander of the American Legion post here after a report In the Miami <Fla.l Herald charged there was "savage brutality" at the camp. Meanwhile, it was learned that Col. Hugh D. Adalr, barracks commandant, had been, relieved of his A speed of «62"mlles an hour at post and would be replaced In Jan•« level was reached ny ihe Doug- i nary by Col. B. B. Albert of the as D-558 Skystreak earlier this I Green . Haven, N. Y., Disciplinary car . " i barracks. According to Aviation Week, .the | col. Adair requested'transfer to Airport News With everyone'* Interesf, now turned to Chrintmas, flying activities at the Municipal Airport slowed last week but are expected to pick up after the holidays, |. Ground school classes will be held tonight but -111 not Wet Thursday night because of the holiday. L. V. Hartwut flew to Sikeston, Mo., in his Bellanca last week. Harry Weedmah flew to Denton, Texas, and returned with his daughter In the Blytheville Flying Club's Aeronca last week. Lee Richardson flew the Hood Flying Service Piper .Cruder to Sikcston, Mo., early last week. Transient pilots landing at Municipal Airport during the past week included Dorothy Jean Simpson and Lynn Arnett. both of Dyers burg, Tenn., Ercoupe; A. D. Hank aiid Jimmy Hauff, both of Lake Norforlk, Luscombe; Max Helm Hlggers, Luscombe; and Arno! Jones of Cooler, Mo., Piper Cruiser irst supersonic "flight was made >y Capt. Charles Yneger. Air Fore* est pilot. It said "several subsequent penetrations" of the sonic carrier had been made by test plots Howard Lilly and Herbert Hoo- •er. "Biggest surprise," the magazine said, "was the ease with .which these historic flights were executed. None of the pilots experienced any undue difficulties." Rnbcrt H. Wood, editor, snid the magazine hnd known of the flights | for "sometime" but had withheld publication of the story until it learned" that the Air Force was planning an announcement 'of its own. Tiie Air Force denied that any release was being prepared which mentioned the XS-t in "any way, shnpe or form." Designed to fly 1.700. miles an hour at an altitude of 00,000 (eel. the XS-1 has a refrigerated and pressurized cockpit to. protect the pilot. Aviation Week snid the supersonic flights were timed by radar tracking at altitudes of W.OOO to 70,000 feet, setting new altitude records for airplanes." The official altitude record for a piloted 'Plane now In 56.046 fert set by Col. Mario Pczzi of Italy in 1398. Two U. S. Army captains in Iree balloon soared to 72,49* feet on Nov. 11, 1935 . The magazine tti Id the severe structural strains anticipated on the M3-1 at supersonic speeds failed to materialize In the tests. Some scientists been conducting research on the theory that radical changes in aircraft design would be needed for supersonic flight. Aviation Week, however, said the XS-1 has conventional straight wings and that n "re-valuation of high speed design characteristics ... is Indicated." At Muroc, Col. Gllkic, as com- an overseas assignment several months ago. Army spokesmen said Col. Grls- wold was sent here to Investigate by MaJ. Gen. Leland S. Hobb«, commanding general of the Third Army. They said no announcement of the investigation would be made until. a full report had been submitted to Washington. The Miami newspaper' reports of brutality were followed .by an unofficial Investigation by a three- man civilian team. It Included Louis C. 'Ollveros,' commander of the American Legion Post; Louis C. Harris, managing editor of the Augusta, Ga., Chronicle; and tlW Rev. Massey M. Heltzcll, Augusta pastor. Their report said there were "widespread evidences of discontent and n strong Indication that rmigh treatment has been administered to Inmates of the disciplinary barracks." They reported that solitary confinement was assessed for the slightest Infraction of rules atid said nearly every inmate charged one particular cell-block officer with in- nccessarlly rough treatment. Col. Adah 1 answered that breaches of discipline were punished "only by approved nnd humane methods. Six Die A* f xpfosion Turns Pre-Christrrias Reunion Into Tragedy CAMDEN, S. C., Dec. 22.—(UP —Funeral service* were held toda for a 47-year-old widow and five of her family who were burned fatally Saturday night In a flash fire at a pre-Ohrlstmas family reunion at nearby Bethune. The fire started In the kitchen of the new farm home as supper was being prepared for the family gathering. Fumes from a can of kerosene exploded, turning the room into a raging furnace In a matter of seconds. Raymond Melton, 21, who made seven trips into the blazing kitchen to drag out his mother and other relatives, was badly burned but doctors said today he has a chance to recover. Read Courier New: Want Ads. Santo Says: * She Just Fell INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — As they treated the hnad Injury of a 13- year-old girl and muttered /aloud what should be done to such a heartless hit-run driver, police were startled when the victim spoke up and said. "I wasn't hit by a car. 1 fell' over the curb." Seven - ye«r - eld Charlie Pon- graci. ol Akron, Ohio, knows the value ot working with a live \ model. HI* sketch of •-year-old Cathy Ann Conway will, when completed, be part of a collection he'll enter in * nation-wide crayon drawing contest lor school children. rime Overtakes Atchison, ropeka and Santa Fe ATCHISON, Kan. (UP)—The 61- year-old AUlilsori union depot, weathered by time, two (ires and a lood, I 5 a "discredit to the city." he city commission and planning board asserted in a point resolu-1 Ion. The two bodies want the old j depot torn down and replaced by a j modern structure. It is owned by i four railroads serving AUfnLson, the Burlington, Missouri Pacific, Rock Island «*nd the Atchlson, Topeka and Santa Fe, which drew part of its name from this city. PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stuck Guaranteed B*st Prices Kirby Drug SfroreS FARM DITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING PRIVATE ROADS OR ANY EXCAVATION Only 2 Shopping Days until Christmas Credit is Free at Fitzpatrick's JEWELRY STORES It take* only 3 Minutes to Open -» Chharjrr Account Prestone - Zerex - Zerone We're Headquarters for Pontiac Replacements: New Motors Shock Absorbers Seat Covers Pontiac Underseat Heaters Pontiac Radios U. S. Tires Smith Pontiac Co. 126 South Lilly St. Phone 4371 S.J.COHEN Contractor LYNCH BLDG. BLYTHEVILLE ARK. 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