The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 7, 1947 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 7, 1947
Page 9
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1947 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Scientist Paints Dismal Picture Atomic War Could Wipe Out All in Line For U. S. Presidency Ky I'AUIj ]•'. KM.IS (Uiiilcd I-ress Science Writer) ^•Mj^SHINGTON, May 7, CUP) ft ™uup of scientists yesterday,urged that the united states make Plans now !or the authorization of an "emergency" President to tnke over (he government should atomic war come. Such a war with an attack on Washington might well kill tho country's President and all his successors-and this emergency, as well as others that the country would face, should be considered now, they said. Their views were expressed in a hook. "Vulnerability to Atomic Bombs," published by Princeton University Press. The book, by Ansley J. Coale, research secretary of' the Committee on Social Aspects of Atomic fcnergy of the Social Science Research Council, warns that weapons even more deadly than the atomic bomb may be leveloped. These might include radioactive poisons and (lisea;,e bombs that would spread such germs as anthrax, tu- lareima, plague, undulatu fever and rocky mountain siwtted fever. Coale. writing in behalf of the scientists who include Dr. Henry 13- Smyth, asserted that this nation's capital might well be destroyed in a single raid. And in that raid, he warned, the President, all his successors, aud the nation's top military men conld be killed—thus leaving the coun- « y without its legal heads. The Jentists recommend thatlegislation ui*lassoc3 that some officials—not euSomarily stationed in Washington' be included in the order of sucession. The book also recommends that steps be planned for the preservation of government records, and that "enough proficient personnel, acquainted with current problems and procedures of administration, remain alive after any attack on Washngtion." Specifically, the scientists recommend the transfer elsewhere of portions of those executive departments "most, important to the prosecution of war; preparation of c- inci[;cncy facilities to be used in case the capital was destroyed; provision of duplicate files and records to be kept in the emergency space; physical protection of personnel and facilities in Washington." Tlic scientists recommended that planh be made now for the evacuation of cities, particularly those persons who would be essential to the effort. They further recommended that survcys J be made now as to the facilities on hand and those needed to combat biological warfi™-e, and reduce casualties from atorQfc explosions. Suicide Attempt Fails PAGE NlNt ;' Bleeding from a self-inflicted wound and brandUlilr" :\ .22 caliDrc rifle, Sam Fiinelli. 2-1, straddles the- ::i!t of a window in his third Hour flat in Chicago. "Tell Uirin I'll shoot them and jump," Fanetli Ihi'cal- encd as police and firemen attempted lo line him to saluly. He was trapped after a fierce- struggle and taken to a hospital. (NBA Tclepholo) Workers in Chrysler's Helena Plant on Stfikts HELENA, /.rl:., May 7. UJI Employes of the l>ct::n \V.,crl ] ducts Co. plant her'!; strike today, i.'ifu rjtroi^ :, agreements on proposed \ boosts failed to tcrday. The Tnlernation:;! Union (CIO> liar! soi.i^ht increase up to 37 i-> ,... hour for the employee, but negotiations ended ii> the walk-out early yestet-cl.iy. Th.- union rcccn!- ly reduced its demands to ci-nts an tiour, but the cornpan] offer of eight cents was tnrnc< in\' down. 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