The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 23, 1948 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 23, 1948
Page 12
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PAGE TWKLYB BlATHKViLLE (AKK.) COURIER NCWS Rocket Control Units Developed Army's Scientists Soy Missiles Con Be Guided to Targets By WllHmm F. M. McMfinmtn (Unit** Pr«« Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON. Feb. 23 (UP) — Army scientists said today thnt Improved control devices on the V-2 German rocket eventually will be nble to steer It to within yards— Instead at miles—of Its target. During World War II, German 7-2s missed their mark by an average of six miles. For reasons of security, Ihc Army would not say specifically how much, If any. Improvement has been made. Lt. Col. J. G. Bain, chief of the guided missiles branch of Army Ordinance, said scientists have made only the first step In a long chain of experiments necessary to improve the marksmanship of the rocket. In this connection, he said, scientist* are working on Improvements In the gyroscopic control ami other control mechanisms of the V-2. Scientists nt the White Sands. H. M., proving grounds revealed recently thnt they hnrt succeeded in controlling a V-2 rocket in flight for the first time. Bain said it will be a loin:, dviuvu out process before controls arc perfected. Actually, he said, there arc only 60 seconds of flight during which the V-2 can be controlled— from the moment the rocket leaves the launching platform until it leaves the earth's atmosphere. Newer Hockets Tested The rocket, he said, cannot he controlled beyond the earth's nt mosphere or In the atmosphere on Its downward plunge. The V-2 ronrs Into the stratos phere at speeds up to 3400 miles an hour. Outsid* the earth's layer of oxygen and other gases there is an almost complete vacuum. In this the V-2 rocket tumbles about crazlly. When R passes the peak of its flight through outer space, it comes down In a curve, drawn to earth by gravity. When It hits the earth's atmosphere again, it straightens out and plunges earthward nl speeds up to 3400 miles per hour. Bain said it isn't practical to keep the V-2 flight entirely within the earth's atmosphere because this wastes fuel. He said it "coasts" n great distance through outer space Old King Coal in New Role House Body, Ready to Slash Vets' Training, Hears of Card Courses UAW President Walter Rcuther, left, a piece of smokeless coal, the by-product of a new chemical process Hint produces gas and oil from coal. The process was dcvoloiu'd hv L. C. Knrrick, right, chemical engineer. The demonstration was held at Detroit's Wayne University. By Frank Rlrazer Southerners Say Progress Shown In Long Tussle With Civil Rights ATLANTA, On.. Feb. 23 (UP)—* Oov. James K. Kolsom of Alabama i and Editor Ralph McQIll of the I Atlanta Constitution believe that the South Is working out its own civil rights program faster nnd more effectively thnn one could be put through Congress. The two Southerners appeared Sunday on n national radio broadcast devolted lo the request of President Truman lor laws abolishing poll taxes, removing racial barriers on Interstate carriers and putting lynching cases Into the federal courts. "The quarrel Is not with the objectives sought by tho President but how best to no about reaching them." McGill snid. The speakers pointed out that Georgia hns abolished the poll tax and thnt Fol.som rnn on the same platform In Alabama. McGill said that of the 28 attempted lyuchlngs Inst year. 27 were thwnrted by local Vet Hopes to See Via Transplanted Eye of Another LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. ?3. (UP)—A veteran of World War II hoped today to sec through the eye of n. veteran of World War I. Physicians at iha Veioraiv; Administration Hospital here Iriuio- ( planted the cornea of the eye of i Raymond Stroud of Rogers, Ark., a - 51-year-old veteran ot World WAV j I, Lo the eye of Fulton Dickson of | ConshaLla. La., n 40-ycar-olti veteran of World War H. Strond lost the sight of one eye when his shotgun was uucidtinUiliy Prrss Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Feb. 23. (UP)— A.s if It weren't enough that vele- ans are' learning how to ? rhumba n ml ride horseback at the govern- ncnl/5 expense, House Invest iga- ors turned np reports Saturday hnl they soon may be learning to gamble. House Veterans Subcommittee has asked II- V. Stirling, veterans administration education director, ,o find out whether it's true Rep, Robert Trlpp Ross, R., N. Y., a member ol tho subcommittee, said the way he heard it a course in dealing blackjack nas been oknycd for veterans training in Nevada, The .subcommittee Ls studying a While House proposal that Congress wipe out ' I10 t- only "bocial" coui'.ses like ballroom dancing, but flight Uaining as well, except where the course Is directly related to some prospect of a Job. The budget bureau reported that veterans' "leisure time" courses with nothing In view but for, are costing the taxpayers In the neighborhood of $200,000,000 a year. Budget Director James E. Webb .salt lie ('t believe that is what Coti- ( had In mind when it agi-ect to foot Die bill foi 1 the educatiot that veterans mussed while in service. rmchilnis I'uii Instead Webb said more and more "spe- cialised" schools have quit talking about Job opportunities ami proclaiming instead social iidvan- 1 tages and fun. Several thousand veterans, ho said, tire learning to dnncc. One .state has approved a GI course in "applied horsemanship," WlwL Is more, Webb reported, it comes by mail. He said that of the 118,000 GI'& learning to fly, lets than 10 per cent have pilot jobs in mind. The administration's proposal dropped like, n bomb in a hearing ream full ol fliuht .school operators who had come from EIS far as Texas } and California to voice their coin- i plaints against the Veterans Administration. The operators, inclining speed flier Col. RojKCfle Turner, who runs school in Indianapolis, where pro- Ing, nnd 1-2-3." Man, 70, Held fn Slaying of Brother, 80 Turner said H Is Important to he national security that as many eople as possible "get close to" lying. Grmnvtlte Flood Delayt Relief Supply Shipment GREENVILLE, Miss., Feb. '». (UP)—Generosity delayed the sall- ng today of a friendship barge filled with relief supplies for Europe. Sponsors of the project had planned to send the loaded barge down to New Orleans on George Washington's birthday Sunday. The sailing had to be delayed because the people of Washington County kept, sending In donations of food, clothing and other supplies. Some had planned to get their gifts in earlier, but they were busy trying to save their own possessions from flood waters. the inks would tell him only that "If I diri it. 1 don't know It.'' 1 Edward was just, as close-mouth- JASPEFl. Ga., Feb. 33. (rjP) •olice tried to find out today whether I wo aged brothers who raised g gamecocks engaged in battle to death over the disputed price nf one of the birds. Hicks. Patterson, 70, was held on a murder warrant in connection with the knife staying of his brother. Kdward. 80. last Wednesday The case goes before a justice Thursday afternoon and is exported to be turned over to a criminal court j>nuHi Jury. Sheriff Howard eagle said that Hicks would tell him onl ! diri Ed' before he died. With his throat slashed by 11 knife and knowing that he would <lii», he told officers, "I know who did it, but I'll die bcfoie I tell." Edwimi was found beside a road nc;iv liio spot where the attack was belh-vrd to have occurred. CupUe -inld lin had learned from .souirT.s he would not "divulge that the brothers were riding In Edwards biiKgv and began fighting over the disputed price of n gamecock one brother wanted to buy ' from the other. Cagle said he \ found the knife in the buggy. ' The sheriff said the two brothers had apparently always gotten along woll together and had no record of causing trouble before. The men were farmers and raised ihc fighting cocks as a sideline. They did not engage the birds in fights, Cagle said. GRIFFIN (h'stchargcri In a. hunting accident. Physicians lound that the cornea was not damaged and Stroud offered it that someone else might see. The IjomsKuisi man, ^"hose si?)it had been impaired since youth, was chosen. Ho'uim. a s;as widely used in air- .ship- 1 -:. w?s discovered in spec- tro5c:opic siuclies of the sun. testing an order curtailing flight training as an extra-tuition adjunct to regular .schooling. Kit C lardy. Special Assistant Attorney General o[ Michigan, said t he resented having flight schools compared with "pirouetting, danc- Bnin does not believe the V-2 type rocket will be used In another war. It Is already obsolete in terms of newer American-designed rockets. These will be replaced by still better ones, he said. 6 Die as Fire Razes Home in Massachusetts "CAMBRIDGE. Mass., Feb. 23 — (DP)—Six persons burned to death early today when flames swept a single-family dwelling while most of the Cambridge Fire Department, was battling a general alarm blaze that raged through a business block In another section of the city Dead in the Brewster Street home of Mr. and .Mrs. II. Alan Gregg Jr. were four children and a man and woman about 40 yc.irs old. Police were unable to Ide'ntlfv the victims immediately. They said Gregg and his wife were believed vacationing in Florida, but may have returned last night. The family's m alci wa-s injured when she jumped or fell from an upper window as the ftre blazed through the two-and-a-half story wooden structure. Hospital officials said she was not in critical condition. At least 12 firemen suffered minor mjuric-s or were overcome bv smoke while fighting flames WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court. CViick- sawba District, Mississippi Coun- lerntor Dwight Cooke of the people's platform radio program asked McGill If he spoke for nn overwhelming majority of Southerners when he said the South believes in giving the Negroes more nearly the same rights as the white |H>pulntIon. The editor admitted that he did not. But he said he did speak lor a steadily-growing group of Southerners nnd for most of the "articulate' people of the South. I McGill nnd Folsom agreed ttiat' the Issue of local responsibility in the question of handling the civil rights proxrnm was the issue nt which Southerners balked. The speakers had different ideas on why Mr. Truman took his recent stand. McGill thought it was a political move lo entice votes lost, by the Henry Wallace third party movement. Folsom believed ! it was a "smoke screen" behind | which the administration would put through the European aid program nnd universal military i mining while the South Is busy thinking nbom civil rights. CAR S££ US FOR. A FIRST CLASS SHELTON Motor Company Read Courier News Want Ads. l.v, Arkansas James H. Hnlli.s Plaintiff vs. N'o. 1(1. -105 Mary Jo Hollls Defendant. I he defendant Mary J o Hollls Is hereby warned lo appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff Jnnies H. HcHi.s. Dated this 21 day o; February. <SEAU HARVEY MORRIS. Clk. Dy Bo:ty Peterson, D. c. Atty for Plaintilti H. G. Partlow, 223-31-8-15 11!) \V. 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