TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1950 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS U.S. Guided Missile Review Ordered •T Mix B*<r4 «. WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. 'AP> _ Secretary of Defense Johnson has ordered ft review of the entire U.S. guided missile program. . Such * review either by the defense chief or Congre&s was de• mand«d last week by Senator Lyndon Johnson (D-Tex.), who contended Russia Is at least two years ahead of the VS. guided missle do ™Tlie review has been undertaken by the Defense Depatrment's research and development board and that board's committee on guided missile.';, It was learned today. Their report will be made directly to Secretary Johnson. A usually well informed source said that Johnson asked the board to review the program before Senator Johnson demanded such step. He said the review is necessary because of the size and diversity of the program and to Insure Dial II Is balanced and involves no unnecessary duplication. Different phases of guided mb-stle development are being carried 01 by the army, navy and air force with the help of U.S. and Germai scientists. Much post-war develoo ;nent has been based on the V- flying bomh and v-2 rocket will . which the Germans bombarded th London area during the latter par of World War II. Other developments include botnljs which, dropped from plane, outside a circle ot anti-aircraft de lenses, may be guided to target inside those defenses. The German introduced weapons of this type _li the Mediterranean during the' las war. Still another field considered of great importance is that of guided [(-aircraft missiles. A new cham- 1 to teit ram jet engines, which ne scientists expect lo power such'-missiles at supersonic speeds,! was developed by the Wright Aeronautical Corporation recently for the air force. Congress has appropriated funds to dvelop a joint lon'g range proving ground, to [ire missiles over .the Caribbean from a Banana River. Florida, base. Thts will provide space to test the distance and accuracy of two-stage rockets and other long range missiles, such as pilotless planes. The ' navy has succeeded In launching a mbsile of the latter type, called the Loon, from one of It.s submarines. BELLE OF THE OPERA—A group of famed artists acclaim iMimi Benzell, center, as "the most beautiful woman in opera today." Awarding Miss Ben/ell the cilntion in New York are left to right: Bradshuw Crandcll. Wheeler Williams, Arthur William Brown and Russell Patterson. 'Mo' Skipper Says Officers 'Failed Him' NORFOLK, Va., Feb. UI-M>J_ The skipper of the battleship Missouri says his team of officers fulled him in his hour of need. "I felt utterly alone ns far as slstiuiirc fromc my team of officers was concerned,". Capt. YVil- iam D. Brown (old a naval court of inquiry yesterday, The court Is .seeking to fix responsibility for the grounding o( itie battleship In Chesapeake Bay Jan. 17. Brown said ho was new on the ship, and had to depend on "team" of officers, but that it failed him "when I needed it most." Brown, one of four defendants >aid he received a request Jan. II from the comnmnder of the Norfolk naval base that the nig Mo. rim secret electronic range between shallow waler and (he bay's main ship channel. "To my regret," he said, he didn't realize from his hasty reading of the request that compliance was optional. Other defedants are Crndr. John n. Millett, opcrnlitms officer: U. CnHlr Frank O. Morris. navigator, and I.L.John K. Carr. comtnit operations officer. PAGE NINE Controversy Caused by Kissin' Kids; Church Chides Crowning Ceremony BETHANY, Okla., Feb. 21. (/PJ—A kiss is not Just a kiss In Bethany. ft's the object of school rules which ban the practice in public. That's Ihe big reason five high school students were expelled In- definile y yeslPrriay. A court battle may even be brewing. . Rlddell Rlggs. 16. stole the laf- bldricn kiss Thursday night at a basketball game as he crowned pretty 16-year-old Charlotte Mc- Cluin "taskctb-ill sweetheart." Thai electrified this (own of 2.500 Jusi west of Oklahoma City, where the Church of the Nnziirciie dominates. Public kissing ts In the same c..iss with smoking, beer drinking, school dances and women wearing shorts. In short, It isn't cinne, A similar queen-kissing Incident in linn resulted in a picture of the ceremonies being banned from (lie yearbook. So anticipating punishment,, about :it> students walked out of classes Friday. The rebellion swelled, noi just to the no-kissing rule, hut to Ihe entire set of school regulations. Court I'-Jghl Krews Now a court fight may be In the making, for about 250 parents have Crash Kills Four College Students COLUMBUS. Miss.. Feb. 21. (If)— Four Mississippi state College students were killed when the motor cai in which they were riding and a. trailer collided near here last night. Tire dead were James Chestmair of Columbus. 21-year-old senior varsity basketball player: Lnuie Thclgin, 22, also of Columbus; Robert Kelly. 20. of Walnut Grove; and Wolford Pikes of Luke. Stale Highway Patrolman E. L. Billiard said the truck dragged the car 108 feet and then burst into flames. The truck driver. M. L. Walking of Bragg city. Mo., escaped with cuts and bruises. College Lassie Rejects Engagement King ior DP Fund; Proposal Accepted PEOHfA, 111., Feb. 21--(/I',—Mary Lou Hornbackcr accepted a marriage proposal but she rejected an engagement Ting—to help a displaced person enter Bradley University. Miss Ilombnckcr. a Bradley graduate, proposed that Robert Swanson use the money for her engagement ring to help the student who Is being sponsored by a Bradley student group. The group applied through Church World Service to get a young displaced person to come from Europe to Bradley. In addition to the ring money, Miss Hornbackcr and Swanson, Bradley junior, and members of their families took part in a music recital to raise funds. Theme of the recital was "Friendship." The fund now lias $112. Hollywood Continued from Page 8 in "Liie of Her Own' 1 : "You'll love to play it. 11 .serves the .same function as wallpaper in a room." I'.un in,Mini will chance "A I'lace in (he Sim" iKu-k to its original title. "An American Traeedy." . Harry .hinics -.(gain rlcnits he's tiriMkiii^ up |ii s |i ;l nil and says he'll tlo-a long series of nrie-niKhters. A fellow is suing Republic on prcinids they used his name in "Sands of Ivvo Jinia." I,en Stern says this is probably what happened: A couple of writers sat down to write the Him and one said: "Hey, remember that nice guy (n our outfit. Why donf we give him a plug?" laken up Ihe kids 1 battle. They met last night nnd charged the school is ruled by one religious sect and that students who don't belong to (hat failh are discriminated anainsl The church operates Betliany- Pcnlel College here. Tlie citizens committee organized Sunday has retained attorney Fred U Sikes, who says they will seek dismissal of Ihe high school principal. Mrs. Alnnro Norwoo'd. | "If we can't get any action from the school board, he asserted. "We will BO (o Hie slate hoard of edura, 'ton. And If we can't get action (here, we will go to court." The board mrcts tonight. Notification that (heir sons need not return (o school were given parents of these boys: Jay S(rader, 18. Paul Witlierspoon, lloberl Hale, Charles Wlnmn and Jcnell Elliud, all 16. Only one Is a member of the Nnznrcne Clurcli. Superintendent Hurry Edwards refused to comment on the suspensions. l!ui school board President Kuford Ingram asserted: "We're going (o clam]) down on this thing—we're going to rule It .with mi iron hand." 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