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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1947 Blizzard Strikes Byrd Expedition ice Pack Watched With Con;ern During 50-Mile Windstorm UV ALTON ULAKKSLKIi ltC|i. the Combined American Press distributed by United Press) ABOARD THE MT. OLYMPUS. P.'b .12— A blizzard with wind gusts whipping up between 40 and bt) miles an hour lialted an outlxmnd flotilla of three ships anci two ice ^breakers yesterday in ihe open la'*"soon of the South Polar Ice puck. The flotilla stopped in the lanoon late yesterday while the Icebreaker Northwind explored a. Ihicker ice pack ahead. Tlvcn the winds, driving snow nnd lowering visibilitv to only a few hundred yards, forced a long halt. Tiie Mt. Olympus, a part of the U. S. Naval task force exploring the Antarctic under command ol Hear Admiral Richard B. Byrd, developed steering trouble, but the defect u-as corrected. The Minds, varying from the Northwest to the East, buffeted the ships Monday night. The b.'ow diminished slightly by midnight anc. the prediction was that 'he winds would modify appreciably later today. 'ihe ships lay to into the wind near the edge of the p\ck. There r.rc:;n'c:y still are 00 c r more miles of Ice pack to the northward but the winds may shift the ice con- sidercb!y. A slushy snow coated the decks for the temperature was Just below freeing. The temperature at Little America laic yesterday was 14 degrees ji'oovc zsro. Fahrenheit after an earlier low during the day of Two transport pi rjlcs from Lltt , c America and two mariners from the cxjwdition's western ivinc fanned out over the ice and frozen crewts exploring the South polar region win, photographic eyea. Travel by Air Termed Safer Than by Auto WASHINGTON, Feb. 12—(UP)— An airlines executive told Congress today ifs almost three times safer to ride in scheduled planes than in automobiles. Robert Ramspeck, vice president of the Air Transport Association of America and former Georgia congressman, testified before The House Interstate Commerce committee on behalf of the 33 ,.scheduled airline members at ATA The committee Is investigating (ho recent wave of plane crashes. Rainspeck said that"fn "the i' months ended Jan. 31 scheduled airlines had less than one passen- «".' „ lily , fov cvei 'J' 100,000,000 i .i_.scn g er miles—"the lowest rec- 011 by far ever achieved in air transportation." In an effort to show that air- ti other ;"' el W " S snfer th ™ mcit *•' where-, i' ?*"'*<>*<* said that wncie.is scheduled airlines suffdr- prf 1 t\'t\ .,„„,-i_--i . ^ .->U1ILE , m « r .v- scheduled airlines had , m « r .v- 01 able record. Travel on the.se lines «as almost three limes as safe as by automobile nnd taxicab. yet no " ridc in Read Courier News Want Ads. Gallant Lady BLYTHEVIIXE JAUK.) COURIER NEWS III a quavering voice, Helen Oortch Longslreel, widow of famed Confederate Gen. James Loneslrect. fuced a Georgia ICH- islaliva commillee in Atlanta nnd denounced ihe Talmadge while primary hill ;is "monstrous" and "infamous." When she tat down the commilteemen rose <md applauded her. Mrs. Lonastrccl. who refuses to divulge her age, donned slacks and worked in a bomber plnnt in her home town. Marietta, Ca., during the war. Hughes Says 'Flying Boat' Will Fly Soon WASHINGTON, Feb. 12— (UP) — Howard miches, millionaire jiliinc- bullder .said todny his fabulous* eight-motored super flylug-bonl Is "going to [|y gome time this year." He made the statement to reporters us he emerged from a mo'llii" Of the Senate War Ini'e.itluatlin! Committee. The commlltee Is trying to (ind out about $18,000.000 Die Bovern- incnt put Into development nnd construction of the b( B plane known as the KH-1. The giant plywood transport was Intended to carry 700 fully-equipped soldiers and play a key role In the wur Committee Chairman Owen Drowsier, n.. MC|| (ahl roix)1 ., c| . s Hushes discovered certain of his contracts were under Invcslliin- 'Gdne With the Wind, Then With the Calf STKATFORD, S. D. (UP. 1 —O. II. Qfi'liiirtcr Imnded hl s son, Allen, n 510 hill to buy Kiocerlcs, The wind switched the bill, car- H BCIVSS the y pinned throat. )''.ither and son ran the calf Into PAGE SEVEN -; <or,the Sheriff tlon and "asked appear to dis- Inves- cuss them informally with ihe committee." He said the committee', tlsallon was Mo t complete. tun 5 i,, w ' lctl)er the Bovernnfent still wilt get the huge (1} .| n , } t >t H l.s completed, nrewstcr said •'Hie contract is with (he GO vonV- over." nW "" 1C ll wl " te l "'"crt Two Arkansas Gold Star Mothers Feted in Mobile MOBILE. Ala.. Feb. 12. (UP) — Two Little Rock. Ark.. Gold Star mothers were here today as guests of the Mobile Organized Naval Reserve Battalion on a "pilgrimage" in memory of a son who was killed in the war. Mrs. Mury Lou Tucker came to see the type of warship on which her son. Ernest Eugene Tucker gunner's mate, second class losl nis life. He was killed aboard the destroyer Laffcy Nov. 12, 1042, in the Solomons campaign. Mrs. T«:ker was accompanied by Mrs. Minnie Cain v,'hose son. Elmer L, seaman first class, was killed' aboard the Battleship Oklahoma when the Japs bomber] Pearl Harbor. He was Little Rock's first war casualty. The two mothers will inspect the Destroyer Ludlow, sister ship to the Lai fey. i • I attention j I welders ... I i i ! You can now purchase -i | ! complete acetylene wcidin K ' | outfit for $62. 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