Richard George Houren 4 December 1961

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Richard George Houren
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ASBffiTANfS ?'*" *>*** --x <"•*§•<" *<*«'*<<*v«V'*&$t& From left, City Manager Graham \V. ...Chiefs Warren Grable and Paul Stilwell. Watt introduces newly appointed Fire Houren began his duties as chief this Chief Richard G. Hourcu lo Asst, Fire morning.—Staff Photo. Russia Puts Test Blame On West By STANLEY JOHNSON MOSCOW (AP) — The Russians tried again Sunday night to put the blame on the West for continuance continuance of nuclear weapon tests. The Soviet government declared that unless the Western powers stop all nuclear weapons tests- including underground explosions that don't produce radioactive fallout—it fallout—it will resume "such nuclear tests as it deems necessary: for the consolidation of its defense capacity." A few hours after the Moscow warning the United States announced announced it had set off a low-yield underground nuclear blast Sunday and is preparing to go ahead with another test next Sunday. "Our announced policy is to -test and talk," a ^te^Deiai-folent spokesman said }n Washington. The Russians,' who broke* a three-year moratorium on nuclear testing Sept. 1 forV to gigantic nuclear explosions in the atmosphere, said the time has come now "for the early achievement achievement of an agreement which would rid the peoples of experimental experimental weapon blasts." The Soviet call for an end to testing made no mention of supervising supervising anjuiew'moratoriumas demanded demanded by the' Western powers. Tass, the Soviet news-agency, distributed the Soviet statement. It said it was issued in connection with last week's resumption of the Geneva 'test ban talks. The Geneva talks are hopelessly deadlocked as a result of a new Soviet refusal to admit any inspectors inspectors of a test ban to Soviet territory and the West's rejection of the Soviet demand for an unsupervised unsupervised test moratorium. The Soviet return to the Geneva talks last week was interpreted as an infliction they had completed their series of tests that included the biggest man-made explosion-r one carrying a force of 50 million tons or |n/>re of TNT. President Kennedy has said the United StateJ ; «0sp will* resume testing in the atraosphe*e if, the government feels this necessary for Western defense. New Fire Chief Newly appointed Fire Chief "Richard G. Houren assumed his duties this monUng. First he was introduced to Asst. Chiefs Warren Grable and Paul Stilwell and newsmen by City Manager Graham W. Watt in Watt' .>.,.•' Houren told newsmen his plans for a proposed training program for the fire department are indefinite indefinite at present. He explained he wants to get to know the city and the fire department before instituting any training pro grams or procedural changes within the department. The new chief said he plans to survey the community's needs, with an eye toward "research and planning," before any changes are considered. He said the firemen "have been doing a sincere job," and he wants to get acquainted with them,, learning learning their .needs and problems before before taking any decisive action. He said he plans to, spend at least the next 60 days living in the fire houses to < get to know 'the,inert., ', \ r f ----—-•<•'--»»-•- would.bfe two th before he /changes whatsoever. He said his chipf aim is to make the Alton department function •'efficiently and effectively as any major department in the country." .The 52-year-old fire chief said he plans to secure a residence as soon as he is able to sell his present home in Wildwood, Dl., at which time his wife and mother-in-law mother-in-law will move to Alton to join him. DATA AT THE DAM iSa.m temperature toaay 61°. Rlyer stage below dam at 8 am. 7.4.' Pool 23.1. Yesterday's high 67", low 49°. Precipitation 24 bra. to 8 a.m. Trace, OAS Plans Conference On Cuba WASHINGTON (AP) — A proposal proposal to call a hemisphere foreign ministers' conference to consider collective action against Cuba was expected to win approval today in the Organization of American States. The proposal before the OAS Council is sponsored; by Colombia. The conference Would consider the threat of communism and decide "* |igaia8t;itrt!uba by name, but is is not me the obvious target.* Prime Minister Fidel Castro clearly placed himself in the Communist Communist camp Friday night when he declared he was a Marxist- Leninist and would remain one "until the day I die." His announcement seemed to pull the rug from under those in this hemisphere who have sought to defend Castro from charges of subservience to communism. Some hemisphere countries now may take a second look at their stand against intervention in me internal affairs of another sovereign sovereign nation. Colombia's foreign minister, Jose Joaquin Caicedo Castilla said in advance of the council meeting that the prospects seemed "very good for our project." One veteran Latin-American diplomat diplomat predicted that the proposal would obtain near-unanimous approval. approval. There may be some opposition from nations that traditionally oppose oppose intervention in another country. country. ' •»'• Many OAS representatives, however, however, seemed to agree that the conference would be called, although although perhaps not as early as the Jan. 10 originally proposed by Colombia.:

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 04 Dec 1961, Mon,
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