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Full-Scale Army Maneuvers To Be Held With Atom Blast LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UP)—With use of nuclear weapons now a virtual certainty in a major war, the Atomic Energy Commission said today it plans a full scale military UTAH STATE BRIEFS Hoyt Sets Trial Date In Assault Case By United Press PAROWAN (UP)— Fifth Distric Judge Will L. Hoyt has set April 20 for the trial <* 67-year-old Walter S. Dipley, alias Walter D er, on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. Dipley has pleadet innocent and is free on bond. RICHFIELD (UP) — The Fish lake Cattle Growers Assn., com posed of 32 associations in the district, will hold its annual meeting Saturday at Sevier County Court bouse. Speakers will include Ma jor George Henderson of Utai State Agricultural College aw Wells Robins, former president o the Utah Cattle and Horse Growers Assn. LOGAN (UP)- Dr. Ida M. Scot of Logan has been named northern district candidate for the Utal Mother of the year title. She is the mother of six children and grand mother of 12. BRIGHAM CITY (UP) -r- The committee for the preservation o the Golden Spike Site at Promon tory, Utah has held a series o meetings to plan for the 86th an niversary of the original Golden Spike ceremony May 10,1869. This year will mark the fourtl annual observance of the even which united Union- Pacific am Pacific railroads into a transconti nental link at Promontory. RICHFIELD (UP) — A public hearing on the proposed long-range program of educating Navajo In dians in Sevier school district wil be held March 23 in Richfield. The hearing will discuss a proposed 20- year contract calling for the education of no more than 250 Navajos a year. maneuver in conjunction with an atom blast this spring. The AEC did not announce-the date of the experiment, but unofficially .it was believed to be the public test scheduled for mid- April, to which congressmen ani the press will be invited. For the first time, a. equipped armored task force participate in the exercise, th AEC said. 'The simulated combat situation will be that .an aggressor has broken through American lines and then is fired upon by • U. S. atomic artillery. • The armored task force w: counterattack after the bomb fired, sweeping over the blasi area and as close to ground as possible. For the first time, Army troops will rely upon their armpred vehicles for protection from the ilast, instead of the customary trenches. Some 5000 troops will participate. The armored column, mad up of 55 Patton tanks, 30 anno: wrsonnel carriers and nearly supporting vehicles, will be poisec about two miles from ground zero the AEC said. Another group of 200 troops wil conduct a separate exercise in an other sector of the blast area. Be ore shot time they will set up a typical combat regiment's com munications network near grounc zero. Following the blast, they wil return to the area and attempt to re-establish the entire network the shortest possible time. The remaining troops broughi rom major military installatioi across the nation, will observe thi maneuvers from trenches ake their first hand impression back to their respective outfits. The armored task force will be made up of 800 men from Camp Irwin, Calif., and Fort Hood, Tex., under the command of Lt. Col. John Ray Wheelock III, of Sagi naw, Mich. The force is in train ng at Camp Irwin .and will travi 70 miles across Death Valley to he test site a week prior to the; est. The maneuver will climax the Army's "Exercise Desert Rock V-l," designed to orientate troo; o nuclear warfare. * n| ej

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  1. The Daily Herald,
  2. 17 Mar 1955, Thu,
  3. Page 16

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