The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 3, 1954 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 3, 1954
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•MUM* BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER <MWf MONDAY, MAY 3, 1954 Guided Missile Warfare Not A Dream; Its a Reality Now ARSENAL OF MISSILES — These are five typei of operational missiles ready for instant use. Across the page from left to right: The Air Force Matador, The Navy Regulus, and the Army Corporal and Nike. At bottom, air-to-air missiles in action. By DOUGLAS LARS EN NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) Guided missile, push-button war- lure has arrived. H all-out war should come tomorrow the U. S. arsenal would include at least five types of operational missiles ready for instant use against the enemy. Combined, they add tremendous poteneial fire-power to U. S. forces on land, sea and in the air. Their existence already is forcing top-level Pentagon planners to •tart making some drastic revisions of the traditional roles and mission* of the three services. It 'could change the whole character of modern warfare in this generation. During the last four years approximately $3 billion has been spent in stockpiling missiles to achieve . the current state of missile-war- f«jr* readiness. During the next fiscal year $800 million will be , §pent on adding missile-power to the three services. • * * * The best eetimate is that 24,000 •ervicemen are actively engaged, full-time, in some aspect of preparation for possible guided-missile warfare. That figure includes men already trained to fire missiles, those doing the training and' men currently being trained. It does not include additional thousands of servicemen and civilians engaged in continuing missile research and development. Super-secrecy, as rigid as that | for nuclear weapons development, has been maintained on every phase of missile development. Tremendous advances in the missile art have undoubtedly been made which have not been revealed. However, this much has been made public on the subject: The Army has made the greatest strides in missile warfare with its anti-aircraft Nike and artillery-type Corporal. Nike's first mission is the protection of American cities. It was made to shoot down enemy bombers approaching at high altitudes. It is electronically-guided, powered by liquid fuel, about 20 feet long and one foot in diameter and travels unerringly to its target faster than the speed of sound. * * * Nike units are under construction near a half-dozen major D. S. cities. And many more are being planned. Plans also exist for establishing Nike units abroad. The Corporal guided missile is a gigantic rocket capable of carrying a nuclear warhead farther than the atomic cannon. Trained crews exist to fire them in close cooperation with the movements of ground forces. The Corporal travels several times, the speed of sound and is extremely accurate. The most advanced Air Force missile is the Matador. It looks like a small fighter plane, can strike targets 300 miles away and travels about 600 miles-per-hour. The first pilotless bomber mr-rmv VY-""^" fnvfppf ^•"»'yytwiF-^*yvv^^yi'»;ii» i iv>*ii squadron, composed of 600 highly- trained men, is now stationed at Bitburg Base, Germany, near the Iron Curtain. If war should come the outfit would immediately begin firing its missiles at strategic and tactical targets, probably with atomic warheads, if the target was deemed worth it. Another squadron is already formed and ready to alight at some strategic spot,while several more are being trained at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida. In the same general category of missiles the whole family of guider rockets fired from planes against enemy planes — the so-called air- to-air missiles. Both Air Force and Navy planes are already prepared to fire these in combat. The Navy has been more secretive than the other services on the state of its missile development. But what little has t>een revealed indicates that its missile activity is broad and complex. At the end of the Korean war it was sending missiles, in the form of drones with television eyes, from the deck of the aircraft carrier Boxer. * * * Its operational missile is called the Regulus and resembles the Air Force's Matador. It can be used against enemy shipping and for shore bombardment. By 1955 two cruisers, the Boston and Canberra, will be altered to fire several types of missiles, including the Regulus. The cost of this job is $30,000,000. The submarine Tunny is also being equipped to fire missiles, along with three seaplane tenders. The best estimate of the experts is that within two years there will be at least 10 different types of guided missiles in a state of operational readiness, with close to 100,000 men assigned to this new type of warfare. ClOSieelworkers New Demands For Wage Increases Are Expected By JOHX MOODY PITTSBURGH, GS —The CIO United Steelworkers' 170-member Wage Policy Committe comes here Thursday and Friday to put finishing touches on the union's contract demands before starting negotiations with the nation's basic •teel industry. The committee's final draft undoubtedly will include demands for a wage increase and improvements in the present insurance and pension programs. But few observers expect any serious effort to be made for a guaranteed annual wage. The big industry, which has granted seven rounds of wage hikes since World War n, is feeling j the pinch of a business lag for the first time in several years and this is expected to weaken union, bargaining power. Only recently, David J. McDonald, president of the steelworkers, told the union's 39-member Executive Board that steel production is down more than he expected it to go. McDonald said there are 189.344 USW members furloughed from basic and fabricating steel plants and another 257.026 members on part time schedules. The union's contracts with basic steel production companies expire June 30. Most observers expect the union to work hardest on getting improvements in the insurance and pension programs. Any wage increase will likely be considerably less than the 8 L2 cent hourly hike granted last year to boost average hourly pay to between $2.14 and $2.24. The guaranteed annual wage re-; ceived serious consideration last fall while the Wage Policy Committee was meeting in New York but the union has had little to say about it since. McDonald did not mention the guaranteed wage In letters sent steel companies last week notifying them the union plans to seek a new contract. But he did refer to a wage increase and the pension and insurance programs. 3-DAY SPECIAL —MAIL COUPON TODAY—, SAVE $ 30°° Regular $59.50 Value New 'Invisible Light' Technique For Identifying Germs Revealed By FRANK CAREY A PScience Reporter PITTSBURGH, UP)—A nexv "invisible light" technique for quickly identifying germs known to be resistant to certain drugs was described today to the Society of American Bacteriologists. A team of researchers of the CIBA Pharmaceutical Co. of Summit, N.J., told about it at the SAB's 54th general meeting. And some doctors who studied the report declared that the advantage of the technique, if developed for general use, would lie in this: It might allow a doctor to eliminate certain drugs from the very start in treating a patient—and to concentrate on other methods of treatment that might have a chance of effeciveness. The CIBA investigators—researchers F. C. Kull and M. R. Grimm—reported they had noted detectable differences in the way different strains within given families of germs react to infrared "invisible" light. Strains known to be resistant to certain of the antibiotic "wonder drugs" or to the new antitubercu- losis drugs absorbed the light to a different degree than did strains known to be sensitive to such drugs. The researchers said that while the technique offered a means of quickly determining that a given germ had at least some resistance or susceptibility to a given drug, it has not yet been developed to the point of showing the exact degree of resistance or'susceptibility. In another report to the meeting, a research group of the Army's Camp Detrick:. Md. Laboratories—scene of studies on biological warfare — reported possible Zanuck Pays Record Sum For Film Rights To 'Greatest Story' HOLLYWOOD (JP) — Producer Darrly F. Zanuck says he has paid a record sum—two million dollars —for screen rights to "The Greatest Story Ever Told," the 'late Fulton Oursler's acount of the life of Christ. Twentieth Century-Fox Studios, where Zanuck is production head announced yesverday that the cumulative price was agreed upon in conferences between Zanuck and executors of Oursler's estate. Production ol the picture is scheduled to start next year. advances towards production of a new and superior "toxoid" for combating dreaded botulinum poisoning. The botulinum grerm is one of those listed unofficially as possible germ warfare weapons which this country should guard against. The Camp Detrick researchers report was read by Dr. J. T. Duff. MEMPHIS, Tenn. (JP)-~ The Charlie Chaplin movie Carmen, banned by the Memphis Board of Censors, was shown to a laughing audience of 100 at the First Unitarian Church last night. The slapstick comedy was postponed a week after Chief Censor Lloyd T. 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