^FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1948 Loyalty Checks Called Damaging Scientists at Oak ft Ridge Score Stigma Left by Hearings Bv Julian Granger (UnlUd Press Staff Corresponded) OAK RIDGE, T C rm j, 1a y 21 (UPJ— All official of the Asscclat- lon of Oak Ridge Scientists and EtiRiueers charged yesterday that tlie government's present loyalty- check procedures sometimes damage a scientist's pnrfessional rc- piitalion as much as a "criminal convicllon." James Stewart, chairman of the association Executive Committee", said he was writing the Atomic Energy Commission here, seeking a more "just" procedure patterned after the civil conns which would remove the "slgma" attached to scielltisls accused as "bad security risks." Two scientists here already have been denied access lo restricted atomic iufonnalion and been prohibited from working on any atomic project at O.lk nidge Involvlni; secret data. Both men were "suspended" following hearing before •k three-man local security board, ^•hlch an Oak nidge security officer said had been set. ii)i "In addition to the requirement of the la\v." composed of about 100 of the l.^po phy-sicisls and engineers h f -, "appreciate" tlie fact thai tlie.se hearings are held. They are Ihe only melhod by which an accused scieu- ttsl can clear himself. Stewart said. Stigma Remains The main objection of the Oak Ridge scieullsts, lie said, is thai once a colleague Is declared a bad security risk by the board, the "eonsequescc.v arc hat he has great difficulty In finding a non- government Job elsewhere. He cited the results of a recent. poll showing that scientists who! are suspended from government' This Is a 'Recumbent Figure' BLYTHRVIiJ.B (ARK.) COURIER Arkansan Claims He Knew Jesse James in 1934 KEWS PAGJB MAGNOLIA, Ark., May 21. (UP) —Macnolit business man yesterday called an Incident confirming his belief (lint Jesse Jumcs, Ihe Southwestern desperado, was iltve as recently «s 14 years »KO. D. u McDonald became «c-1 qiiKhUed In 1934 with « man who' npneared to be between M and I 85 years of nse who claimed to be Jesse James. I The man registered In McDonald's hotel In Ml. Pleasant. Tex., and askecl McDonald to drlv« him I to D»ln«erfle)d. Tex. They went to a farm nearby and the man I dug up RII old Jar containing $600' 1 In currency anrt H Isrnlshed watch, i Two days Inter, McDonald drove i the man to Olhuer. Tex., where} I hey talked for two hours with the sheriff, who was US years old mid claimed to have been a member Jesse James. Mi-nmiald quoted his companion as saying that |), e coldn In which he was purported lo have been burled contained scrap iron. A !,»wton, Okla.. (injicr said Wednesday that James WHS still t alive. Or. W. F. BREWER DKNTIST OFFICE 209", \V. MAIN ST. PHONE 2112 Blylhevllle, Ark. This slalue is one of Ihe works of art (?) shown al (he Open Air beulplure Kxliibition in Batlersea Park, London. It's "UmmiUenl t isurc. done by Henry Moore. The show was organized by lha London County Council. mui projects Jor ••security'reasons later | it, ,", r .,,^,,v,t. r ^< .„.,„* .i...i.,?__ ...,._'! Atlantic off Navy Launches Heavy Plane From Carrier WASHINGTON, Mav 21. _rijp) — Navy sources revealed yesterday : of the type which holds a ivorld long range flight record has been successfully launched from an aircraft carrier. . These sources said the plane. n PV2 Neptune, took off from the rrler Coval Sea in Ihe Norfolk. Va., within the lasl month The "truculent tm-(Jc", Navy distance flight record-holder, "is a PV2 Neptune. The plane weighs 00.000 lo 70.000 pounds, more lhan Iwicc as much as nn ordinary carrier fighter plane. This Is the first time the Navy has admitted successful such a heavy plane encountered lough sledding when they tried io land a Job with a private company. "The difficulty is made even greater because most of the scientists who are any food at nil nowadays »re working on government projects, under government control," he added. "We want lo make It clear that j i;«Ynchins""of sul what the commission considers a I r rom a C a rr j,y. Xtoyar'T^couw'^reB'^Sroneiaot^ boTber 1 ^^ plane and i^'..,,"^ drlnk ' or beats his wife. I The source"' said" Uie ^'aluflc'v AnvTiL" w" SS . n<W ". re> " le ; off K ' ith Jet assistance and then American public Is more inclined 1 landed on shore Thev said the to regard the accused scientists as purpose or the experiment was to disloyal to his country. That find out if sea searches of 3 000 amounts. H seems to us, to a crimi- and 4,COO-mile range are feasible. nal conviction." Asks Cross F.xamlnatlf.n Stewart, said that one of the \Girl, 11, Killed When recommendations his letter will | T i u •* c L. ID make to the AEC Is that a scion- ' ruc « WlK School Bus list whose loyalty has been questioned be permitted to cross-examine HARRISON. Ark. May 21. CUP!— his accusers. Funeral services were being ptann- By this 'menus. Stewart said. It C<1 today for an 11-year-old Mar- would be possible for "questionable" I io " County girl killed in a school- sclentisls lo "lifl some of the sit;- bus-truck collision near Wyatl. ma attached to his professional Tlir! victim was Lillian Dvvycr. reputation." The recommendations ' dnugliter of Mr. and Mrs. D. I. he said, may require charges in the I Du ' J ' cr °' " le Bllrc Haven Corn- present law governing iiivestigat-! miinily. Her sislcrs. Louise. IS. and ive procedures. i Lola, eight, suffered minor In- Slewart said his letler to Ibe I jurlcs ' commission would attempl to set! down the association's "long" and •short" range programs. f------------«.--...--.. The short-range program, already I, 1 TH F • dopted by the Association, calls for ' I * • " *• ft constant "Information" program ! ! telling the American people the i! condition under which Oak Ridge f 1 scientists must work. I J The long-range program.be said I • seeks to establish a loyalty-check * procedure which would go one' • step further than the local board hearing and permit the scientist lo face his accusers. Read Courier News Want Ads. FOR ALT, BABY NEEDS 11(1 S. Second i'hone 2308 Closed Wednesday afternoon UPHOLSTERING - PHONE 4297 AUTO AND FURNITURE Seat Covers - Seat Covers $20 Front and rear seats Uilored (o fit. 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