SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 1953 When -Can You Get High When You're High? Another 'States' Rights Rhubarb Developing BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — How high do states' rights go on getting high? That complex / problem is raised in a formal complaint which has been filed by Capital Airlines with the Civil Aeronautics Board against Northwest Airlines. Capital charges that Northwest, by serving liquor to its passengers over those 10 states which the lines both fly, is engaging in "unfair competition." A Capital spokesman says that the airline takes no moral stand no high-altitude elbow-bending one way or another. He says that if they find that it's legal they will be happy to provide their passengers with the chance to purchase a jolt or two. • * * "The trouble," he explains, "is that seven of the 10 states have notified us it's illegal to serve liquor CAB. thority spokesmen borne liquor investigators. Each over their states, yet Northwest'that it's a knotty problem and wish state collects taxes on all liquor goei right on serving it on practi- the whole thing had never come j sold under its authority. Does this cally all of their competing | up. "It could become the tidelands! mean that whoever serves the flights." Those seven states which Capital lists in its complaint are New York, Fensylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia. Ohio and Wisconsin. It says "such sales are permitted in Minnesota, New Jersey and Michigan only if special licenses are obtained and special requirements are met." Northwest's answer is brief. It says simply that the charge is ''unfounded," and that it's not violating any laws and that it Will fight dispute of the air," admits a CAB j drinks has to keep checking with official, "with that old issue of I the navigator and enter in the states' rights as the basis of the books just how much was con- whole thing." * There are no CAB regulations sumed over which state? And suppose they're flying on instruments? How do you decide then what covering the sale of liquor to air- state laws apply and who gets the line passengers. But when the] taxes?" states get around to pressing their. | A letter to Capital Airlines from claims to authority over all of the j Ohio liquor control authorities ad- air above them, as they promise to j vises that there is no way to get a , do, the injunctions, writs and court; permit for liquor sales over that i orders will fly thick and fast. state. It points out that Ohio "has i A CAB spokesman raises these local option provisions" which] means that a plane would h»ve to observe the special provisions of the area or city over which !t flew. To comply with this would require extremely precise navigation. The drinking problem has not proved so acute for the railroads, which serve liquor only while passing through states which permit it. The speed and altitude at which the planes fly make it far more complex for the airlines. A CAB expert says there'! not much to fear from passenger imbibing, Jrom the safety angle, but that you have to keep an eye on passengers who are drinking because alcohol can do crazy things to you at high altitudes. An ordinary drink at sea level is equivalent to two and one-third drinks at 10.000 feet as far as its Intoxicating effect is concerned, he explains. Pressurized, cabins reduce that effect, however. "Furthermore," the CAB expert explains, "a drunk aboard a plane can become a serious nuisance because you can't toss him out and you can't even put him to bed." The only other domestic airline which serves liquor Is National Airlines, but only on its Miami- New York flight while flying over the ocean outside the 12-mile limit. All D. S. airlines which fly foreign routes serve it. Practically all of the foreign lines do. too. Not the softest voice expected to be heard from soon in this developing controversy is that of the prohibition organizations. CAB has already heard rumors of a drive among certain dry organizations to press for prohibition of all liquor sales aloft. California Has Deepest Oil Well BAKERSF1ELD, Cnllf. <£•>—The*world's deepest oil well Is in California now. Ohio Oil Company's exploratory hole in the Paloma field, 17 miles southeast of here, reached a depth .exceeding te previous mark of 20,Wl feet, established four years ago W the Superior Oil Co. in Sublette County, Wyoming. A spokesman indicated the well is In lower Miocene era formation and probably will be deepened to reach Eocene sands, where geologists believe new oil baring sands will be discovered. The well Is known as KCLA 27-4. Drilling began Oct. 23, 1951. and so far approximately Hi million dollars has been invested. If Q thing hos to be either whispered or shouted, it isn't worth listening to. . Ktt » 74-Year-Old Resumes Carnival Act: 70-Foot Dive info Blazing Tank BRISTOL, England W) — rrank Oadsby came out of retirement at the age of 74 yesterday to resume his old carnival act—a 70-foot dive Into a tank of blazing oil. Plhch-hitting for hie allinj no, Oadsby told a reporter: "Those 100 steps up the ladder made the old heart go pitter.ptt, but I was all right coming down." John Hancock served two t*rmi as president of the Continent*! i Congress. NOTICE 'My office will be closed from Augwt 12th to August 24th. Hunter C Sims, M.D. Brazil Rejects Without A Country' RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil UP} — Hong Kong's "man without a country" still hasn't found one. Brazil says she won't have him. . . The ^rejection was nothing new for Michael Patrick O'Brien. After 'he got out of Communist China with Red Cross papers on a ferry boat last year, both the British at Hong Kong and Portuguese at Macau refused to let him go ashore. He traveled back and forth on the ferry between the two Asian colonial ports for 10 months until the Brazilian consul on Hong Kong issued a visa to come to Brazil as a refugee. He flew to LeHarve, France, boarded a liner and arrived in Rio harbor yesterday. But" th Brazilians had changed their minds. They refused to let him land- Police said he would be sent back to LeHavre on the same liner. Authoritative sources said the Jf refusal was based on printed reports he had been involved in drug smuggling, a charge O'Brien denied. The wandered with an uncertain future says he is an American Citizen. The U. B. government denies his claim and says his real name is Steve Ragan. What France will do with him remains to be seen. Soldier Gets Operations to Shed Sex TAIPEH. Formosa (/P)—A Nationalist Chinese army sergeant with 20 years service is undergoing operations to convert him into a woman, press reports said today. The sergeant, 36-year-old Hsieh Chien-Shun, had a preliminary operation yesterday at Tainan in southern Formosa and another, final operation is planned for September, the reports said. They elaborated: Phyeicians found Hsieh physiologically was more woman than man and decided to operate and let him lead a more normal life as a woman. Civil Defense Director Gets Boost from Pravda SAN ANSELMO, Calif. HI—Pravda won't like this but the Moscow newspaper gave Mrs. Carmel Booth an assist in her appeal for France to Get U.S. Carrier Bel lea u Wood SAN FRANCISCO (fl—8he U. S. Navy carrier Belleau Wood is being taken out of mothballs at the San Francisco naval shipyard and will be loaned to the French government next month, the Navy said yesterday. The flattop won 11 battle stars in Pacific war action. A part of the French crew to take over the ship already is here. The 14.000-ton carrier is being baned to the French under congressional authority, in furtherance of mutual defense pacts. The craft had a crew of 1,400 during its service in the Pacific in World War II. Bead Courier News Classified Ads civil defense volunteers. Mrs. Booth, the local civil defense director, was right in the middle of an appeal when she was handed a message — Pravda had announced the Russians had exploded a hydrogen bomb. Eight people leaped to their feet and volunteered. Yankee Nutritionists Don't Dig Southern Food CLEMSON. S. C. (/P)—Most nutrition textbooks "are written by Yankees who don't know the first thing about what we eat down here," the South Carolina "'Nutrition Committee was told yesterday. Dr. Julian Price of Florence, editor ol the South Carolina Medical Journal, declared: "You won't find anything about pot likker or cornbread or sweet potatoes in those books, but we eat 'em and they've got to be considered in our nutritional problems." Hint to Motorists There are several possible causes of cracked valve seats, among which are clogged Water jacket resulting in unequal cooing, pulling up the cylinder head stud nuts too tightly, and wrong ype of spark plug. Yoshida Gets Fast Action TOKYO UPI — Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida fretted and fumed on the way to Hakone summer re sort last weekend while his car was delayed 15 minutes at a one-way detour. 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