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Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1057 S Paffii s Cento Port Atigeles, Washington GET THOSE UGN STICKERS UP—Mrs. Kehnebh Berg, left, talks to Mrs. J. E. Law about the Importance of displaying the tJON sticker sdie Just helped her place in'her window to show 'that her husband, Port Angeles' city clerk, had already made a contribution. Mrs. Berg is one of approximately 260 volunteers who Started this morning calling on local residents f or UON contributions. Goal for the residential division is $3,092. (Evening-News Photo.) Hurricane Delivery of a snow plow to Olympic National Park is expected in December and if it arrives, the new highway to Hurricane Ridge will open for winter traffic to the ski area. The opening is scheduled Dec. 28 and the road and area will remain open to March IS, 1958. Supt. Fred J. Overly, in a talk to the Monday noon Chamber of Commerce meeting, gave that probable time-table for the Heart Boise Firm Low Qn Part Canal Bridge . ....... ^vU^.v- v'r-.. ••.':":••. -':' . •'•-; ' : $LYMPIA WMMorrisori, .Xnud- isenCp. Inc., Boise, Ida., was the apparent low bidder • Tuesday fit ' floating portion of the ribod Canal '''' ' ' ' ' . , , ifl was more than three • inillioii "dollars higher than Highway Department engineers had '. estimated. ., • , ' ., ' ; Awarding of -a contract for the project will be held up until the state has sold a $30,500,000 bond : 'issue, to finance the bridge, con- strufction of two new ferry iboats, inpdemization .of four existing vessels and improvements to fer- : ry terminals at Fauntleroy, Vash• on and Point Southworth. ; The State Toll Bridge Authority plans to call for .bids on the multimillion dollar bond issue Wednesday. Darreli Hedges, Toll Bridge Authority secretary, said it was tpo early to say whether it will be necessary to shift plans on a toond issue to cover the additional construction bid on the bridge. Original plans called for -a 30% million dollar bond issue. Hedges said the TEA will have to take a look at the entire bridge-ferry improvement program to determine if that amount will still be sufficient: ' ,£orrie.of the increased costs of the bridge over estimates was off. set by bids under the original estimates on the ferry improve' ment projects. : Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Co 1 ., Seattle; was apparent Jow bidder on the construction of two hew ferries." of the Evergreen ,cJfess. The Seattle firm tyid $4,288,. 000, approximately a million doi- -lars under preliminary estimates. Pacific Car and foundry Co., Renton, was the apparent low. 'bidder at $1,211,252 for the job -of .widening the KJlckitat, Wlahee, Nisqually acd Quinault ferries to accommodate more of t o d a y's wider cars. Preliminary estimates indicated the widening job would cost about $1,800,000. $300,000 Warehouse Fire Hits Spokane SPOKANE UP! — A three-alarm fire broke out in a storage company warehouse in downtown Spokane near midnifht §undiay and loss was estimated at $300,000. Most of the furniture and appliances stored in the three-story building belonged to military personnel. It was valued at $150,00.0 and replacement value of the building was fixed at $150,000. •Fourteen fire trucks were called out. Firemen kept the 'blaze from spreading 10 the nearby gpokane and Ridpath hotels but were unable to save the buildjng, owned by. Goodwin Mayflower Moving and Storage Co. WALK OUT '' BREWE'RTON tffi -~ Clifford Petty of Port Orchard and George Patterson of Tacoro.9, sought : 5y searchers since they disappeared While hunttog in Grays Harbor County near the Mason County line Sunday, walked out to safety (Monday. The two said they merely -"walked, too far." ew n For Skiing 'o the .Hills National Park Highway and the ski area. He said Larry Winters, operator of the Deer Park ski tow the past several years, is erecting a similar one on Hurricane Ridge. The road to Deer Park will not be kept open this winter, Overly said. Acme Construction Co., holders of the contract on Heart 'o t h e Hills Highway,' will complete laying the 'base course of crushed rock on the '13.2 miles of the high-* way in a week or ,10 days. The contractor will pave the highway when weather allows -the work next spring, Overly said. •. It is not -probable the 'highway will toe.open for traffic.e x c e p t during, the ski season,'.until t h e contractor completes '>:the work, Overly aniiounqed.' FULTON LEWIS ACCUSES MRS. WANAMAKER Harlx'Sehoeffel , present operator of Olympic $Lk : i • state -and'.' federal -:he»Khi deparl-' ment requirements for .'the ..treatc ment of mineral water used! iri the swimming pool <be completed :the !' first year of- the lease. The Sol Due Hot -Springs pool, privately , owned is operating until the end of the year and will r ii>stall water treatment in the pool by June 30 to fulfil health- department requirements, Overly .gaid,, TROUT PLANTED ' : In answer to a question : from the floor, Overly said 300,000 young trout were planted in Lake Crescent this year and another .100,000 will be planted <before the end of the year. Improvements are being made at park camp grounds and at park headquarters. The Hoh Valley nature trail was visited try 60,000 persons in 1957 and improvements are .being made there. Park visitors show an increase this season over last, the park superintendent' said The count to date is 860,000, not counting those to the Hoh Rain Forest and Soleduck River area. These two spots are no longer included in the traffic count as it is probable the check of persons going into the areas would be a dupli' cation, Overly said. ".-'••'• The park official said >he expects Increased local use of the Hurricane Ridge ski area over that of Deer Park.. The reason, he sa'ys, is that the new Heart o' the Hills National park Highway will toe a fine thoroughfare with no sharp curves and «ot more than a 7 per cent grade, in contrast with the steep, narrow Deer Park road. Tfte big meadow chalet will provide a day . time shelter for ski- erg* Overly continued. Overly devoted the first part of his talk to a description of the newly dedicated Olympic Pioneer Memorial Museum. He told of its inception and completion. He gave credit to the Clallam County Historical Society for its sponsorship of the project and to donprs who made the project, possible. He said the Park Service expects many visitors to the museum upon the completion qf Heart o' the Hills National Park Highway ip 195,8. He pointed put that the museum is on the access road to the new highway. H is ou South Race Street that becomes the Mt. Angeles county road at the south city limits. The Mt. Angeles Road connects with the north end of the Heart 'o the Hills Highway. Vice President J. E. Phillips, presiding at Monday's meeting, praised the new museum*' as a "fiae community project," and introduced Overly. TACQA&NS TO VISIT Phillips announced the Chamber of Commerce meeting, Mpnday, Oct. 21 wW be held at -Jfagw- wood Cafe. A group of Tacoma Chamber of Commerce roeinbjevs will toe guests at the meeting 'sjnd Hague wood's provides more seating space than Harrington's, the regular meeting place. JJ. J. D. alley, of th,e roads and bridges committee, announced a dinner - meeting of Nor-th Olympic Cham-biers of Commerce at Port Ludlow this evening. — Radio broadcaster fhilton Lewis Jr. accused Mr.^ Pearl .A. .Wanamaker, former superintendent of public instruction in 'Washington state, of malicious, prosecution Tuesday. In a petition filed in federal district court here, Lewis asked permission to file a counterclaim for $150,000 h'gainst Mrs. . Wanamaker. Mrs. Wanamaker has pending here a li'bel suit against. Lewis asking damage of one million dollars. Mrs. Wanamaker claims she was libeled in a broadcast made by Lewis Jan. 6, 1&56. Mrs. Wanamaker was not immediately available for comment at her Seattle home. Lewis, through attorneys, said that subsequent to the filing of the complaint here, Mrs. Wanamaker instituted seven civil actions against radio stations in various parts of the country which carried the 'broadcast. Lewis' petition said ,the actions against the seven radio stations were instituted by Mrs. Wanamaker maliciously, without probable cause, and were .terminated in favor of -the radio stations. In addition to Lewis, defendants in Mrs. Wanamaker's suit here include the. Mutual : Broadcasting System aridj radio .station WWDC., The papers; filed in !Lew»s' ibe-1 half disclosed that Lewis has a contract 'With the. Mutual Broadcasting System Under which Lewis ; agrees to Indemnify the network and its affiliated radio stations against any and all liability, loss and expense arising from any claim or litigation growing out of his radio program. Hayhanen Links Mrs. Sobell With Abel Spy Ring 'NEW YORK (fft — iRJno Hay- hanen linked' [the name' r of .Mrs. Helen Sobell, wife of a convicted Rosenberg' spy .case defendant, to the Soviet 'espionage ;. network, allegedly hea'dedi i«"thd <U h! it e 'd States ,"by Col. Rudolf Ovanovlch Abel Tuesday.) "'• Hayihine;h:.> said > he '..-and Abel buried $5,000 (in Bear Mountain of ;IMf6rton ? Sob'ell, who was sfcntehe'ed to 30 yearjs in Alcatraz-for;: espibna'ge: | y?,y:••./•,, Sobel Was •accused '.of ipliw'ting with Julius ,and Ethel' Rosenberg, who*were';executed as atoni spite. .Hayhanen said he was gent to the United States as.an assistant to Abel; H&yhanen .defected to,the .West last.spring;, He is 1jhe v igoVi eri^ent'sjiJhierwJitaess.in the trial of Ato'el- on.:ifchafg.es. of, .transmitting information on America's ..national security to the Soviet Union. . Hayhanen is named as co-conspirator tou£ not as a defendant in three-c o u n t indictment against Abel, Hayhanen testified that he received instructions .from Abel to locate Mrs. Sobell and to arrange for her to receive the money. He did not specify why ithe payment was to toe made. He said he did not give her the money,; although. he said he later reported tp; .Moscow that he had contacted : her,and had 'given the money v to her, . Mrs; 'So.beil. was. not Identified in the, testimony as the wife of Morton Sobell; tout during a r,e. cess.prosecutor William IVTomp- kms intimated she .was, .'telling newsmen "you can figure that out for yourselves," • Fire, Extended y Coverage Insurance Rates Up In State SEATTLE Ml — Rates on flje and extended coverage insurance for dwellings went up throughout Washington state Monday, ,The Washington Surveying arid Rating Bureau reported the fire insurance increase ranged from about 10 to 20 per cent, with the average 13 per cent. f Extended coverage, which l&* sures against damage from such. things as windstorms, explosions, smoke and motor vehicles, was boosted 25 per cent—Qr from .4 cents to 5 cents per $100 of " surance coverage a year, •R. A. Pedersen, associate man* tiger of the rating bureau, said Tuesday the rates had .to be raised because "inflation has paused the dollar amount of losses to go up, with corresponding higher insurance adjustments." Tne higher rates apply only to new policies. The increase in general fire in/ surar.ce on dwellings is the first in the state since before World War JI, with the exception of one raise in the cost of insuring contents of homes in "unprotected" areas, Pedersen said. There have been several cuts in rates that period, Pedersen said home fire insuiv ar.ce rates went up an average of 10 per cent in "protected" areas —-municipalities with adequate fire protection equipment. The average raise outside Qf these areas is 20 per cent. Authority to increase the rates was granted toy the state Insur< ance Department, Adenauer Reported Planning Tough Retaliation For Tito Decision BELGRADE M •*'• formally announced l* that it has recognlted Cast tiermaiiy. fcy SKYMOTJtt BERLIN MV' — ' West Chancellor Konrad Aclenftttef reported Tuesday to bft>Defft on a tough policy toward Jugoslavia in retaliation for Marshal Tito's decision to recognize East.-XJer- many's Communist government. Qualified diplomatic sources said a break in the formal diplo- matl£ ties between Bonn fittd'Bel- grade was likely as a warning to other nations that might >ihink about falling in line with Tito. But the diplomats added that the two nations might continue working relations, since Wetit Germany is Yugoslavia's most 'important trade partner. Dusan Kveder, Yugoslav: ambassador to Bonn, infofmea" the West German foreign officexMon- day night that his government would announce the establishment of diplomatic ties with -the :• ..tier- man satellite nation. ••'••• Allied .officials Conceded 't'hat Yugoslav'recognition was atnjIm- portant victory for'Russia'.-arid its U.S. Regrets t vi -ii' rj : :v f •• Yugoslav Move '•• • .-'••" •.• • ••. • • >;!U.r-| •;; WASHINGTON OB — The United States expressed regret .Tuesday at Yugoslavia's decision to 'grant diplomatic recognition to the Cbm- munist East German regime, A State Department announcement said: "We do not think it will contribute to a settlement of the German problem." This American altitude, it was said, "has been made known to Yugoslavia on a number of- occasions." Press officer Lincoln White was asked whether Marshall Tito's move would have any effect on Yugoslavia's pending request for American economic aid. He replied: "I have no way of fore- pasting.' '• • . White said in answering other questions .that the American view was made known to the Yugoslavs Well in advance of the: formal ^decision announced Monday by,Belgrade. •..;•..'£• German satellite. The West has tried to ketp the feast German regime in diplomatic isolation in hopes this would hasten ah agreement to reunify Germany through free ehretions. Adenauer earlier had warned that his government would break off ties with.'any nation recognizing the EAst German regime, which the Western- allies consider Illegal and Mot representative of the 18 million* fiaat Germans. Adenauer made an exception 6f Rus- siti. Yugoslav officials expected a protest from'Bonn tout not a severance of diplomatic relations. Government circles also, did not expect any reduction In Y u g o- slavifl/s important trade with West Germany, Which has granted Tito millions in credits. Yugoslav officials did expect West Germany to indicate its displeasure by leaving vacant t h e post of Ambassador Karl Georf Pfleiderer, who died a few days ago in Bonn. The embassy staff in Belgrade' might also be curtailed. ' • .',-;•.. ; ;;,!:'.:. : . Belgrade • otiserveri > believe the Yugoslavs,..! inj .deciding 5 =t6 recog-i nisse 'the East German regime,' Sought to remove i a source : of crit-j icism by other European Communist .nations. These nations have accused 'Yugoslavia of 'lacking solidarity .in. - Communist iaffairsJ The decision .was reported to have hit Bonn unexpectedly. The West German. government agreed last;:year to ; pay Yugoslavia 60 million dollars ;in- war»-reparations and recently'granted a* 300 - million - dollar,''99-year loan to Tito. If Yugoslavia gets away with the move without seriously impairing its diplomatic or trade relations with Bonn, several Middle Eastern nations might follow Tito's lead. "" ' Syria and Egypt in' particular among the Arab governments have flirted with the idea of recognizing Communist Germany for economic reasons. The U.S. State Department had no immediate comment on Yugoslavia's decision,/ . POLICY UNCHANGED AMMAN UP) —.Premier'Ibrahim Hashem told parliament L iTuesdaiy that the government's policy re? mains unchanged since King Hus* seih. -announced Jordan would joiii no alliances and-submit'to r n 6 alien d6ctrines. , By CYNTHIA LOWRY OTTAWA W..— 0ueen Elizabeth H pressed a button; Tuesday and •set off a dynamite ch'dr'ge, launching construction of ttie "Queens- way" section of the trans-Canada Highway, ... '' The;young monarch, looking a bit wan on her fourth day in Canada, was accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip. They also visited the city hall of French-speaking Hutt, across the Ottawa River. Thousands lined the 16-mile route as the motorcade rolled by. The crowds cheered their Queen and waved hands and flags, but it was all in a polite, relatively quiet key. It was Queen's weather again — bright sunshine and crisp autumn air. Winding up their Canadian visit before leaving for the United States Wednesday, the Queen and FWUp arranged to plant a tree at Government House, where they are staying. S They and other distinguished visitors are planting a .row of maples,, oaks, and elms aloiig; the driveways of. the. 88-acre r6|if}en- tial grounds. - : ".". ' :V^ ' At Hull's City, Hall, Elizabeth spoke only French. She was gre^t- ed on the City Hall steps by the mayor, escorted inside and there signed the official guest book and received members of the city government. , The slim young Queen signed her name with a flurish, then examined her fingers to see if any ink had gotten on them. It hadn't. Philip used his own pen. At Ottawa's Hiirdway Bridge Elizabeth set off a loud explosion and a 40-foot cloud, of, black and white dynamite smoke by simply touching an electric button. She lost her tired look momentarily. As the blast went off 100 yards, away, sfie Jumped, clapped her hands and laughed like a school girl. CQMNe OUR WAY-Britala-s Queen HtofoS bw mistond prtoce Philip, »av? torn tto dwrasy M American-bum airliner B Uuutoa pridrto eft tm Canada and tne Untte4 »«£. n *"**' Tuesday, 158th Isstie of 42ffldVeft* Member Associated Pf*H IKE MEp TfH SCIENCE GROUP ON SATELLITES (M — President Eisenhower met with the 13 members of His silence advisory com- mlttete Tuesday for a 45-mlnute discussion of earth satellites and missiles—Russian and American. (Neither Ui6 White House nor the scientists-Would disclose just what Was snldijj 1 Dr. .Idandr'(Ratol, chairman of the cotnmlUee, • told reporters, "Anything yoii Want you will have to get,from the President's office." And White Home Press Secretary James C. Hagerty told them they Would get nothing. Hagerty earlier had told newsmen the conference was called before Russia's Sputnik began its 18,000-mile-an-hour orbit around a startled and fascinated world 11 days ago. Dr. .Ratol, professor of physics at. Columbia University, said he and his colleagues had "a privileged ^meeting" with the President:,! ibuit that It would not toe ap- propnate for them to discuss .what Was said. He also declined to be drawn out ton' whether the U. S. jallistic missile and earth satellite program's should be speeded up. Reports from tooth sides of the country Said Sputnik had been sighted : early Tuesday. Ambassador O. "iL. Mehta of Indta said he saw it from the terrace of the Indian embassy in Washington at dawn. .Rooftop observers in San Francisco said 'they saw Sputnik or one.':. pf* its celestial traveling companions at daybreak .there. They said it was planly visible to the naked eye. Mansfield Says Millions Spent On Dead Projects WASHINGTON (#) — Sen. Mansfield iOD-Mont) said Tuesday that Pentagon figures show more than 850 .million dollars spent on missile projects that have .been canceled. At' the 'same '• time, Mansfield said' in an interview that Congress voted "every.single' dime that was asked-'.for. : . research • bind, development" for the fiscal year which ; assistant Senate (Democratic .leader denied that the cost data were secret, military information even .though Pentagon spokesmen said part qf, the figures had not .been released for publication. "It certainly- is not secret, and I don't know why it should 'be," Mansfield said. «e said he made the' cost data public to support his proposal that all .government missile and satellite projects toe coordinated .under a single program similar ito the •Manhattan Project which developed the atomic >bomb during •World War HI. Mansfield proposed the unified program after Soviet Russia scored in the field of rocketry toy launching the first earth satellite. The senator said the Air Force spent between 800 and 850 million dollars on its Navaho, canceled project for a long-range guided intercontinental missile. He said .the Navy, spent 45 millions on a Sparrow JTI missile and another 24 milllions on Triton, long-r a ng e guided missile, before -these projects were cartcejed Mansfield called the figures evidence of the "'big cost of overlapping, waste, duplication and inefficiency" resulting from rivalry among the armed services in the missile field. Mansfield said the Pentagon Informed him 200 million dollars had been spent to .date upon the Army's Jupiter project, and about 830 million upon the rival Thor missile toy the Air Force, Both are Intended as intermediate range ballistic missiles able to hit a target up .to 1,500 miles. President Approved Withdrawal of Half Little Rock Troops By MARVIN k, ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON W — .Removal of half the federal troops enforcing school integration at Little Rock was approved in advance by President Eisenhower, the White House said Tuesday. Press secretary James 0. Ha. gerty said in reply to a question however, that he has no informa tion on when the President may authorize complete withdrawal of those troops. Secretary of the Army Brucker announced Monday ni«ht that 500 of the 1,000 Army paratroopers in tittle Rock would be withdrawn at once. Brucker also ordered release from federal service of 8,500 of the slightly more than 10,000 Arkansas National Guardsmen feder alized toy the President on Sept 24. * Brucker said he was reducing the force "in recognition of the generally orderly situation which has prevailed" in 'Little Rock since the troops moved in last month. As for whether the troops' with drawal order indicates a solution of the Little Rock situation may be near, Hagerty said: >J f —NCAT«M»IM*» ' SATELLITE SEEKER—Smithsonian astronomer Dr. Karl V: G. Henlze explains the giant, specially designed U; S.'ttjjtt-]V satellite tracking camera as it is unveiled in Los Angefes.^ The camera is the first of 12 to be placed strategically* around the world to comprise a satellite photographic. network. The complex design 6f the optics Was "necessary* to enable the camera to photograph the satellite, a Job , similar to attempting to photograph a golf ball thrown from a plane at 60,000 feet. Rocket, Sputnik Satellites Still Puzzle Scientists, Giant Computers By DON GUY CAMBRIDGE, Mass. UP) — Russia's rocket-satellite and its fellow traveler, Sputnik, were the objects of conflicting reports as they spun around the earth Tuesday; their orbits still .baffled astronomers and confounded the electronic 'brains of giant 'computers. The rocket was sighted at 5:04 EST, sweeping! from northwest to southeast, .above watchers at the Harvard Observatory and its adjacent ^Smithsonian Astrophyslcal ,i(,a))»^t9:ty.i^-;a*tti; laboratory,. : l.s headquarters for ^he' mobnwftteh toeing- organized to follow Gils country's earth-satellites when they are 'launched. The scientists said that during 1 the forenoon, substantial reports were lacking that the satellite, itself, had 'been sighted. Predicting that the pair of celestial objects would pass'100 miles northeast of iNew York City at 5:03 EST Wednesday morning, the observers prepared for another early arrival, for the Soviet visitors have 'been arriving consistently two to three minutes ahead of predictions during the past four days. A moonwatch team at San Francisco reported that Sputnik or one of its traveling companions was sighted there right on schedule at 5:17 a.m. PST Tuesday, something more than three hours after the sighting here. Or. J. Allen Hynek said the satellite seems to be maintaining a height of about 275 miles at 40 degrees north latitude. Its orbit varies between a minimum of 150 and a maximum of about 550 miles .from the earth's surface as it circles the globe every 96 minutes. Dr. Hynek, associate director of the Smithsonian Astrophysipal Observatory, appealed to amateur and professional photographers to forward any good pictures of the rocket or satellite to the observa- Counsel Accuses Rackets Probers Of Plot Against Hoifa NEW YORK UP! — Counsel for Teamsters Union official James R. Hoffa, accused the Senate Rackets .Investigating Committee Tuesday of "doing what it can to destroy Hoffa and prevent him from getting a fair trial" on indictments charging wiretapping and perjury. Shortly before tne heated remarks by Atty. Sol Oelb, Hotfa had pleaded innocent before Pedr eral Judge William B. Herlands to five counts of perjury involving a federal rackets grand jury investigation of wiretappingii his Detroit headquarters. The dapper, -J4-year-old Hoffa was also in court for the setting of a trial date on an indictment charging him and two others with conspiracy to tap the telephones in teamsters headquarters in Detroit. Judge Herlanfta reserved decision on a motion by Gelb for indefinite postponement of trial on both indictments and gave the defense until Oct. 25 to make further motions. He said that if he has not decided the motion by Oct. 25, he would on that date set the trial dates for both cases. Gelb argued heatedly for a long postponement of the trial of both cases, his voice shaking at times as he waved newspaper clippings and magazine articles which he claimed painted Hoffa as "public enemy number one," precluding a fair trial in the near future. tory to enable astronomers to pi$- pomt the orbit .more accurately^":'", A watcher in Springfield, Vfr: ,"'»•', ported an "object" passed >15 seconds after the rocket TuesdaSr'* morning. Another report fronv State College, Pa., said the rocket was sighted at 5;04:10 a.m., ESTV but that the satellite followed-'*' full 22 minutes later. ' This wouldi.mean it was trailing- the rocket .toy approximately il,600 miles. Observatory officials agreed this report, needed further Investigation. ... First Public Trial Unsuccessful White Sands Proving Ground; N. M. UP) — The Talos, one of the newest of Uncle Sam's missiles, was turned over to the Army Tuesday and the first public test firing proved unsuccessful. The Talos was fired at a BIT drone Hying 25 miles distant from the launching site at an altitude of 20,000 feet. A booster malfunction at 4,000 feet sent the missile off course and it was permitted to crash up- range. The unsuccessful attempt was made- with the missile which Is designed to carry an atomic warhead. A second firing, of one designed for conventional explosives, was cancelled. Adm. !F. S, 'Withjngton, chief of the Navy Bureau of Ordnance, officially turned over the Talos missile and Radio Corporation of America guidance system'to the Army at ceremonies attended t»y about 200 public officials and, newsmen. White Sands Proving Ground spokesman said testing of the Talos Defensive Unit would begin immediately and should take about 18 months. Lt. Gen. E. L. Cummings, chief of Army ordnance, accepted the TDU for the Army. Dr. Elmer W. Engstrom, senior executive vice-president of RCA, who presented the missile, said: "This goes one s>ep beyond push button warfare. It will be a tre. mendous valuable weapon in defending our cities against aif at. tack." ALL REMOTE The huge unit went into action after presentation ceremonies. As spectators watched from a distance of about 300 yards, the TDU ranged in on the drone &&<• craft, selected a rocket for firing, loaded it on a launching platform and fired it, all by remote CQ&* trol. The 30-foot total length weapon zoomed from the earth in a spec- taoular display of fire^powerr However, within four seconds of the launching time, pieces of met* al began falling from the booster unit. Talos has been described,, by RCA officials as a deadly missile hunting dog, chained to an. f to, tronic leash. It is capable of rapid, fire and the unit is CQmpieteJy automatic. It ranks as an an&> missile missile. Men are required only for n toring purposes on the unit. The system is built to „-„»*» the target—100 or more miles away —compute, correct, load ajg Official spokesman, s»J4 weapon is propelled toy a ra engine capable of producing horsepower.

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