The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 9, 1953 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 9, 1953
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THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1953 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGB THREB Wt'rt Giving Away Our Atom Secrets—• Reds Use Dope to Pry Facts By DOUGLAS LARSEN And DOYLE KLINE NEA Correspondents ALBUQUERQUE. N. M. — (NEA) •- There's impressive evidence that the latest Communist espionage technique — the use of narcotics — is being widely employed in this area, which contains the heart and brains' of the nation's nuclear weapons program. Albuquerque Chief of Police Paul Shaver revealed exclusively to these reporters that within a little more than a year there have been more dope cases than in all of the city's i previous history. They have involved military personnel and civilians from bases where top-secret projects are being pursued Federal officials admit only that they are aware of it. They move in swiftly, and dispose of each case confidentially. This is one facet to the bigger security situation. Gov. Edwin L. Mechem, a former FBI agent, said: "I recognize the especially difficult problem In my state occasioned by the existence here of major atomic-weapon and guided-misslle projects. And in an effort to maintain maximum security, all members of the New Mexico State Police Department are co-operating in every way with federal investigatory agencies." This means working with probably the greatest, variety and concentration of federal agents to be found any place in the U. S. They include the Central Intelligence Agency Air Force Office of Special Investigation, Office of Naval Intelligence, the Army's Intelli- i gence Office and Criminal Investi- ' gation Division. AEC's security forces. Armed Forces Special Weapons Project security men and Treasury's Secret Service and narcotics agents Yet in spile of this impressive force, vital secrets are leaking out. One asks "why?" One criticism levelled at the present setup is the lack of a central authority to coordinate security efforts. Security officials frankly admit that numerous problems arise which cut across the arbitrary boundaries created, by federal statutes under which they must operate. Unfortunately, they say, there is DO federal law which provides machinery for coordinating their efforts. Nevertheless, they agree on a common evaluation of the security problems involved: 1. The 20,000 atomic workers In the area are "walking dictionaries of restricted data." Locking up this mass of detail is the big POLICE CHIEF SHAVER: He sees more dope than ever before. headache. 2. The presence of so-called 1 "sleeper agents" of the Klaus Fuchs stripe must be considered a. constant possibility. 3. The "physical" problem entails trying to hide such things as tunnel entrances In a mountain, "classifying" roads, buildings, and placing some kind of a cloak around the myriad components of nuclear weapons whichvhave to be handled by thousands of persons. A costly, continuing education program is maintained to answer problem No. 1, Motion pictures, posters, lectures on how enemy agents operate, are poured on workers and their families. The program harps on the theme that fragments of information funnelled through the enemy's "collection agency" reveal the big secrets., For the second category, there exists a complete secret system of "'compartmentalization" and "access areas" created to keep the "sleeper agent" from learning more than a narrow segment of the program. Then there is the exhaustive background study made of each new employe. Again it must be pointed out that all of these efforts are apparently not doing the job. What is the answer? A couple of fresh approaches are offered. j Radical as it sounds, there is an undercover movement to install a' kind of alcoholic prohibition for all persons , who work in secret war plants. Advocates of this idea claim that 90 per cent of the leaks can be traced directly back to drinking. Another suggestion is to try to shorten the long "lead time" of the various programs. Nuclear tests, for GOVERNOR MECHEM: He sees an especially tough problem. instance, are in the planning stage for many months. The mere existence of these plans, in the hands of hundreds of persons, increases the hazards of security leaks. Most recommendations for security reforms deal with tightening present methods. Bernard Baruch, in his recent ap | pearance before a Seante committee, said: "All this talk about government secrecy is a lot of hokum. Foreign agents know more about our military matters than our own people. They went to the heart and center of the atomic bomb before I knew one was being made." It's a tough problem. Your national security may depend on somebody finding a solution. (Last of a Series.) KIDNEYS MUST REMOVE EXCESS WASTE Nagging backache.loss of pepandenerey. headaches and dizziness may be due to Blow- down of kidney function. 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Mayor Moses Sliman, Postmaster Sam C. Ingram, J. R. Oath- ings of the ginners, the Rev. H. L. Robison of the Ministerial Alliance, R. L. Houck of the cotton buyers, and G. C. Driver of the Luxora Rotary Club and Luxora schools comprise the arrangements committee. Seniors Entertained The Phebean Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church was host to the Senior Class at a dinner party held in the church parlor Thursday evening. Baptist members of the class were honored, including John Thweatt, Carmel Lunsford, Iva Nell Clark, Dixie Howard, and Juanita Anderson. Special guests were Mr. O. C. Driver, class sponsor, and the Rev. J. E. Riherd, pastor, who gave the welcoming address, i?.ay Tate. class president, responded to the welcome. The guests were seated at a U- shaped banquet table overlaid with the violet and silver color scheme of class colors, and top- ped with an arrangement ol spring flowers. Guests were presented c r o i h e t e d boutonnicret and corsages. KRR Hunt Held A. 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