Clipped From The Courier-Journal
THE COURIER-JOURNAL, COURIER-JOURNAL, COURIER-JOURNAL, LOUISVILLE, KY SECTION 1 r " tfisne SsJ ii- ii- jg 9 SOMETHING , SLIPPED , The P-51 P-51 P-51 Mustang owned by Associated Press Wirephoto. Ray Eiche, Berea, Ohio, crashed yesterday while qualifying for the National Air Races. Eiche parachuted to safety. 13 Planes, Tuned to Finest Degree, Await Take-off Take-off Take-off In Bendix Dash Today Mantz Favorite To Repeat Win Van Nuys, Cal., Aug. 29 (JP) Thirteen converted war planes, tuned to the finest degree, were under lock and Key at Metropolitan Metropolitan Airport as their pilots awaited the take-off take-off take-off tomorrow morning in the $25,000. Bendix Trophy dash to Cleveland. Official departure time is 7 a.m. (P.S.T.), but one flier, Jane Page Hlavacek, Wilmette, 111., will depart 1 hours earlier if she can gain permission of the other pilots. She wants to reach Cleveland early enough to participate participate in another dash in the National Air Races tomorrow. Odom to Fly P-47. P-47. P-47. After the official start the ships will take off , at 5-minute 5-minute 5-minute intervals, intervals, and race officials said they hoped to get them all on their way within an hour. William P. Odom, of round-the-world-record round-the-world-record round-the-world-record round-the-world-record round-the-world-record round-the-world-record round-the-world-record fame, reached here from Houston today in his clipped-winged clipped-winged clipped-winged P-47, P-47, P-47, with which he says he expects to win. He was accompanied by his friend, R. A. Cole, flying the Reynolds Bombshell, a converted A-26-bomber. A-26-bomber. A-26-bomber. A-26-bomber. A-26-bomber. . Cole is not eligible for the trophy dash, but he indicated he might go , along anyway for the ride. A prime favorite is last year's winner, Paul Mantz. movie stunt man and charter-service charter-service charter-service opera tor. He will be flying the same P-51 P-51 P-51 in which he averaged 435.5 miles an hour in last year's dash, but has installed a few gadgets with which he expects to coax a up I 4Atiiaiiwiiiiift) Associated Press Wirephoto. Miss Margrete McGrath, San Francisco, seems to be a good bet to win the 75-mile 75-mile 75-mile Halle Trophy race at Cleveland Cleveland today after setting a qualifying speed record of 223.325 miles an hour. little more speed cut of the sleek Mustang. Mantz Has $10,000 Side Bet. Mantz has a $10,000 side bet with Glenn McCarthy. Houston oilman whose P-38 P-38 P-38 will be flown by James Ruble, also of Houston. First place will be good for $10,000, second $5,500, third $3,000, fourth $2,500, fifth $1,500, sixth $1,000, and seventh 5500. There is also a $1,000 purse for the first woman to finish. Thompson Trophv Entrants Qualify. At Oyer 400 M.P.H. Cleveland, Aug. 29 (JP) The qualifying pace for the $40,000 Thompson Trophy Classic at the National Air Races moved into the 400-mile-an-hour 400-mile-an-hour 400-mile-an-hour 400-mile-an-hour 400-mile-an-hour 400-mile-an-hour 400-mile-an-hour class today as pilots fought it out around a 15 mile-course mile-course mile-course for the 12 starting places. 4 Cook Cleland, Cleveland, 30-year-old 30-year-old 30-year-old 30-year-old 30-year-old former Navy d i v e-bomber e-bomber e-bomber pilot, with three giant F 2G Corsairs entered in the Thompson, flew on? of them to the best speed of the week, averaging averaging 401.7 m.p.h. Another of his entries, flown by Richard Becker, Cleveland, turned in an average of 400.9 m.p.h. The third bail-out bail-out bail-out of the pre-race pre-race pre-race flying, brought a near tragedy tragedy in midmorning. Raymond E. Eiche, Cleveland, jumped out of his P-51 P-51 P-51 Mustang near the No. 2 pylon, about five miles from the airport. He stiffened no apparent apparent serious injury, but was taken to near-by near-by near-by Berea hospital for observation. Hospital attendants attendants quoted him as saying. ' Something Something went wrong with the tail." Court Asked Catholic-School Catholic-School Washington, Aug. 29 (JP) The was asked today to rule that a public must pay for transportation of pupils parochial schools. The court decided last February funds raised by taxation may be used purpose. But it did not rule whether a could refuse legally to approve such Now it is asked to do so In an Connell, whose 10-year-old 10-year-old 10-year-old 10-year-old 10-year-old daughter Patrick's Parochial School in Kennett near Philadelphia. Connell said the Township School provides free bus service for pupils schools, but refused to transport the parochial school. The School Board contended that funds for that purpose would violate Pennsylvania constitutional provision that raised for support of the public used for support for any sectarian Hirshberg Gets 10-Month 10-Month 10-Month Term For Assault New York, Aug. 29 UP) Harold Harold E. Hirshberg, 29-year-old 29-year-old 29-year-old 29-year-old 29-year-old Navy chief signalman, has been sentenced to 10 months imprisonment imprisonment followed by dishonorable discharge for striking fellow war prisoners in a Japanese prison camp, the Navy announced today. After a three-week three-week three-week trial by a Navy court-martial court-martial court-martial earlier this month, Hirshberg, a resident of Brooklyn, was convicted of striking striking CCM George N. Gaboury, 36, Webster, Mass., and CBM Robert H. Welch, 26, Tulsa. He was acquitted on seven counts charging that he reported prisoners' escape plans to Japanese Japanese guards, causing torture of three men and the death of one, Army Pvt. George Garrett. Waco, Tex. Announcement of the sentence was made by the press relations office at the New York in aval Shipyard, Brooklyn, where Hirshberg Hirshberg was tried. The sentence was approved today today by Rear Admiral Monroe Kelly, commandant of the Third Naval District. The announcement said records now would go to Washington for final review by the Secretary of the Navy. Hirshberg will be confined here until a writ of habeas corpus sought by his attorney in Brooklyn Brooklyn Federal Court has been acted upon. Brooklyn Ciiizen Suspends Publication New York, Aug. 29 (U.R A front page announcement said today that The Brooklyn Citizen, Democratic -daily -daily newspaper, was ceasing publication with today's issue. The late Andrew J. McLean was founder of the paper in 1886. His son, David J. McLean, has published it since 1922. The newspaper attained a peak circulation of 30,000.