The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 7, 1953 · Page 2
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, April 7, 1953
Page 2
Start Free Trial

PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1953 Wt're Giving Away Our Atom Secret*' Wt re Giving Away uur Atom ««.««" Anyone Can See Those 'Secret' Atom Holesin Hills EDITOR'S NOTE: NEA Reporter Douglas Larson, who has covered .tomlc enerry activities for several years, first cot wind of the startling facts about atomic security, rcporlel below, when lie was covering recent nuclear tests at Yucca Flats. To dig deeper, he teamed up will, Doyle Kline, managing editor of the Albuquerque Tribune, and his staff. Both ehecked their Information with the most responsible sources. Tins is the second of their four dispatches. By DOUGLAS LARSEN and DOYLE KLINE NEA Correspondents ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. — (NEA) — It's safe to assume that'Moscow has gathered a mass of detail about how America's nuclear weapons are stored, moved around the U.S. and transported to bases overseas. _ That information is available to any casual visitor to the Santa Fe-Albuquerqiie area. TWO events which took place voice audible to other pa«eii"r-rs: within a 12-hour nerlod recently "Take a look at the side of thai sin how loose tongues blal, »e- mountain. See the big holes? «nn» They're tunnels. And those bimlt- ° SI .. v "= at Belt" sicn m "''"' ""' '" rt n " c(l " vcr t '' l>m? flashed in the 1\ ' store atom bombs there." on its approach to Amuquc t) ; T|)e otl)er woma ,, nsked in aston- munlclpal airport. The plane w™' lshmcnt: landing on the same runways used. ,. Ar( , jrol| surc? j thought that was by Kirtland Air Force Base planes j se( , reU " and atomic bombers headed for all parts of the world. The Connie made a swing around Somewhat impatiently the first wom-"l replied: "Of course. My husband ilie UOnlHC IllilUC' ft fl^Mll^ HI.'.I"^ Ul t'OLjlil:. HIJ. nualjtlllu v\VJl..o the field and dropped its \vhee!s. there. Besides everybody in Albu- over the east end of the runway,! queruc knows It. My husband says 300 feet over Sandia Base. A middle-1 ail you have^to do Is put two and ased woman passenger nudged the woman next to her and said in two together." She recounted swiftly how tier falling Retail Pnces Clip Pay Checks of Rail Workers responsible for the over-all decline in the price level. WASHINGTON W) — Palling retail prices yesterday clipped three cents an hour from the pay checks of 1,300,000 rail workers. The government announced that on Feb. 15 its old-style consumer price Indes stood at 188.6 per cent of the 1935-1939 average, enoughi _,_„,_ ~, ™ , „ of a drop in the cost of living I CHICAGO W-Thc Chicago Hcr- from last November to assure the I aid-American shortened Its name three-cent hourly wage reduction. | yesterday to the Chicago Amen- Rail wages are adjusted each can. three months to correspond to rising or falling living costs. Yester- Chicago Paper Shortens Nome this world, wherever major U.S. bases are maintained. A shocked official, confronted with this, could only reply: "Talking about that subject l» bad enough. And mind you. we don't confirm It. But the thlnf that really Kara ui Is the loose talk about the movement of any materials out of here." Then he continued: "One word dropped in a bar about the loading of one item could set the enemy's spy network moving, with the result that the material could be traced to Its destination. That would obviously make that destination a first-priority target In case of war." • • (Tomorrow: The new-style friendly spy.) GROUPED TOGETHER —. Looking east from Albuquerque,, air view shows S:imlia Base, Kirtland Air Force Base and municipal air- pori all grouped together (arrow). In background are Sandia Mountrr: s. any husband had surmised marks of men off duty unm. m. - i ......... -....j .~ ,. „ —conditioning equipment had been j (The writers omit the new location installed in ihe tunnels "to Incubate j because it is new enough informa- from that School for overnight parking more. They're parking at Ihe big c r ;i!5"—that the tunnels had been pushed with dcsper- :Uc speod into solid granite. tion that it might not have gotten into the hands of spies. Ed.) That speaker then filled in the tention of all those on the plane who could hear. Encouraged, she The womnn now had the rapt at- I delalls of the firm that had the •• - ' ' j hauling contract, about how many [ trips per month he had figured out . ( . u | they made, antl the names of some As we land, notice (lie funny- I of the persons working for the out- .lookim; hangars and the bis planes' fit. He told about the time a tar- •)arl:etl all around. They take the : paulln had blown off the top of a day's three cent loss is the biggest since rail wages were first all The newspaper said the change was made because "this shorter name is more convenient to use and - -ite' ,nd bccatise '! trep- larKen an arouut?. i IM:V iiint: me gumim nun ^,^,1.. ^.. ...., *vii ui » bombs from S-idia I'.as'e and load i truck, giving everyone nearby a look (hem on the bombers right over: at wbai be thought was an atomic horc. You cai take some interest- bomb. He described it. "g pictures of the whole place from j Discussion of this information tlie terminal." One of these reporters who overheard this fascinating recital was invited that evening to a small neighborhood get-together in the home of a friend in an Albuquerque suburb. One of the guests said: "Pete and I were stonped on the : figures. The three-cent pay cut means payroll saving for the nation carriers estimated at $7,500,000 month. It all but wipes out a four cent hike awarded virtually rail employees last month by a government referee. That increase was based on higher productivity — output per man hour. Rail wages averaged around $1.90 on hour before today's adjustment. Lower prices for food, fully reported when the official or new- style consumer price Indexes for January and February were announced weeks ago, were mainly Fire Destroys Newport Building NEWPORT (/P) — Fire yesterday destroyed three businesses located In a large downtown building here today. Destroyed by the blaze was the Newport Frozen Food Locker; Landrum Grocery and a small cafe operated by'Lee Hornberger. No Immediate estimate of dam- ftge was made. Vane-CaSvert Compare Our High Quality Paint Prices! De-Luxe Outside r )A House Paint dal. 3,31 DeLuxe 4-hour Enamel, Qt DeLuxe Floor Enamel, Qt DeLuxe Varnish Stain, Qt .1.73 .1.44 .1.34 E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. 319 W. Ash Ph. 4551 ••nice" now ln tnls newspaper." A Henrst ncwspaperj lhe Amcrl . can has improved its typography and re-designed picture and women's pages since the first of the year. ing atom bombs. Probably in :cr. r ~j~ ure out t ] le nection with the tests in Lns Vegas." ]lt [| e b j ts „ with an official of one of the projects here brought a sorrowful shake of tlie head and the statement: "Well, we try to get them to keep their mouths shut. And of course our policy is neither to confirm nor deny such information. But the sad truth is that enemy agents don't need complete sets of accurate plans to find out what they want to know. A fragment here. A bit there. They're rjlentv shrewd enough to whole thing from The speaker described the trucks. their markings and their route. ' Another guest added: "yes. and you know they're not . using that old lot near A few days later, casual conversation In tlie city airport bar revealed that components of atomic weapons were being shipped out of Kirtland , .t .. UM Meniml I Air Force Base for points around New, Faster Rocket Is Revealed WASHINGTON W — Development of a rocket missile achieving a speed four times that of sound was disclosed in House appropriation hearings yesterday. Dr. Jerome C. Hunsaker, chairman of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, mentioned the Army achievement in requesting funds for added research on rocket development. There was no indication of the rocket's specific speed. The speed of sound varies between 760 miles an hour at sea level and 660 at high altitudes. The German V-2 rocket traveled at four times the speed of sound in World War II, but sometimes exploded in the air because of heat generated by the speed of Us travel. ARKANSAS' MOTHER OF THE YEAH — Mrs, Guy Cazort, 62- year-old mother of six children and a Sunday School teacher for 45 years has been named Arkansas' 1953 Mother of the Year. The Little Rock woman was selected from a list of 16 candidates. Duke Soys He's 'Still Available' NEW YORK (XP) — The Duke of Windsor «ald yesterday he is still available -f- a« always — for a post In khe British government, but no such assignment is in sight. "I was always available and I am still available," said the Duke, who IIS years ago abdicated the throne of England to marry an American divorcee, the former Wallls Simpson. The Duke returned aboard the liner Queen Elizabeth from England where he attended the funeral of his mother, Queen Mary. He said he will not attend the June 2 coronation of his niece, Queen Elizabeth, and recalled his previous statement that "I do not think it is right for an ex-king to attend a coronation in his own country." Slow But Speedy The planet Jupiter revolves about the sun in 12 of our earth years, but a day on that planet is o;;:y 9 hours and 55 minutes long, since it spins completely on its axis in that time. Need for Dental Education Cited LITTLE ROCK, Ark, Iff) — An increase in dental education and research Is needed to raise the nation's dental health. Dr. Otto W. Brandhorst, president of the American Dental Association, said here yesterday that a "constant search for new facts" is the basic to continuing improvement in the' dental health of the public. Brandhorst, who 1* dean of tht School of Dentistry at Washington University In St. Louis, made th» remarks In an address at the open- Ing session of the Arkansas 8tat» Dental Association'! annual convert- ARf YOU fUUY COVfKID? Parking Problem If YOUR car accidentally happens to park where it shouldn't —will YOU lose yoiSr car, your home, your business? You may if you do not carry adequate Liability Insurance. Don't take chances—call us today. RAYMOND ZACHRY MUTUAL INSURANCE AGENCT 111 North first St. Phone 8815 Blytheville, Arkansas DOIUR-W1SE? THEN IT'S MAYTAG FOR YOUI 12995 t*-f.*J Adams Appliance Co. Inc. to You are the winner! You get the savings as Dodge sales climb 50% and production rises to meet strong public demand. These across-the-board price reductions make Dodge the outstanding value of the entire automobile industry. Now is the time to step up to America's all-new Action Car! Dodge Coronet V-Eighl Club Coupe. Price reduced $128.80 DODGE CORONET V-EIGHT DIPLOMAT Price Reduced $201.80! This i> your savings on the smart Coronet Diplomat and the Coronet Convertible Coupe — flushing Sports Cars of the great Dodge line.New HO-h.p. Red Ram V-Eighl engine. New curve-holding ride. New Gyro-Torque drive with flash-action "Scat" gear. DODGE MEADOWBROOK SIX 4-DOOR SEDAN Price Reduced $67.SOI Americn's biggest vulus now rtivcs you more value than ever! Luxurious travel-lounge interior. Chair-high Comfort-Contour seats (or six. Four wide* •winging doors. Powered by the great Get-Away Six engine. SfuriTJcfi/ionji ojid ctiuipmtnl tubjctt to chnnRf without notice, Coronit V-Elght 4-Door Sedan .... Coronet V-Eight Club Coup* ; . . . Coronet V-Eight Diplomat . . . . . Coronet V-Eighl Convertible Coup* . . Coronet V-Eight Sierra Meadowbrook Six 4-Door Sedan . . . Mcadowbraok Six Club Coup* .... Meodowbrool Six Suburban ; . . . Meodowbrook Six 4-Door Special . . . Meadowbroak Six Club Coupe Special . DODGE TRUCK PRICES REDUCED, Don't buy any car until you've seen Dodge! BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR CO. Walnut & First • Phone 4422 PENNEY'S BRIGHTER COLORS! NEW PATTERNS! Textured Drapery Fabrics Exciting 48" Printed Bark Cloth Penney's has the very latest decorator patterns—from dramatic moderns, to the more conventional florals and provincials! Every yard is vat-dyed and pre-shrunkI* You will find the largest assortment of drapery and slip cover material ever at Penney's! The materials represent quality and the price as always represents the savings yor will expect at Penney's. Come in today and see for yourself. Specially Designed by COUNTRY GENTLEMAN Magazine EXCLUSIVE with PENNEY'S Beautiful nostalgic farm-scene pat- tern—48" wide 1 98 Yd. The material is all cotton, vat-printed, preshrunk and comes in two pretty color combinations. One representing spring and the other fall. It has a 20-inch repeat pattern and can be used as slip covers or draperies. Appears in the April issue of County Gentlemen. READY-MADE DRAPES C ) 13 175

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free