Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 19, 1974 · Page 14
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 14

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 19, 1974
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14A - Sundav Gazette-Mail BLAST Charleston. A«t Virginia ----- India Enters Nuclear Club With Early Morning Test NEW DELHI. India t A P I India set off its first nuclear blast Saturday, becoming the world's sixth nuclear power. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi pledged to use atomic energy only for peaceful purposes. The United States and Japan quickly expressed regret over the explosion, and a Paki s t a n i o f f i c i a l indicated it would upset the military balance on the s u b c o n t i n e n t , where I n d i a and P a k i s t a n have fought three wars in the last quarter century. Russia. India's ally, reiterated the Indian position that the blast was only for peaceful purposes. China. France and Britain, who with the U n i t e d States and Russia, had formed the world nuclear club prior to the Indian test, had no immediate comment on the explosion. India, one of the world's poorest countries, had resisted American and Russian pressure to sign the 1970 nuclear nonproliferation treaty. The nation entered the atomic era with an early morning underground explosion equivalent to 10,000 to 15,000 tons of TNT. ·The chairman of India's atomic energy commission, H-.N. Sethna, briefed newsmen on what he said was "an MRS. INDIRA GANDHI Klast an Experiment experiment and only an experiment" to determine the cra- tering effect of the earth and the cracking effect of rocks under the soil. "Both ways we consider the experiment successful," he said. Sethna said Indian scientists, using Indian-made plutonium. touched off the nuclear device at 8:05 a.m. at a Belle Residents Annoyed by Odor Four residents of Belle called the Sunday Gazette- Mail newsroom Saturday to complain about unpleasant odors which appeared to be coming from the E. I. duPont de Nemours Co. plant in Belle. Stolen Etching, Note Returned HOUSTON. Tex.-i/Pi- An etching by Pablo Picssso stolen from an exhibition at Rice University April 21 has been r e t u r n e d u n d a m a g e d a n d signed "R. Egret" or regret, Harris Rosenstein, executive administrator of the Institute for the Arts at Rice, said Saturday. , The etching, worth between $3,000 and $4,000, came in the mail Friday, he said. It was mailed from Trenton, N. J., and bore a Manhattan, N. Y., street address and the signature. Mrs. Marie Casto of 116 West Reynolds Ave., one of the callers, said she awoke at about 3:55 a.m. Saturday because the odor was filling her bedroom. She had to close a window because of the smell, she said. Mrs. Casto said the smell was "nauseating to me," and pointed out that she had recently undergone surgery and perhaps this was why she found the odor so offensive. Others, however, agreed with her. One of them was Mrs. Cahrles Brown of 121 West Reynolds St., who said the problem seems to be worse on weekends than weekdays. Efforts were made to contact spokesman for the West Virginia Air Pollution Control Commission and the duPont plant. None were successful. -More t h a n 85 m i l l i o n seedlings arc planted each year to sustain an annual harvest of 35 million Christmas trees. Beautiful Flowers for Decoration Day (Note: In addition to all other types of cut flowers, blooming plants, wreaths, etc., this is a special item.) Large colorful Gladioli, Peonies, Asters or Carnations. A metal container with oasis provided to hold your arrangement. Green foliage. $ 6 95 WILL COfiT YOU ONLY $6.95 All these t h i n g s w h i c h i n c l u d e your choice ol !l of 1 he above flowers, singly or in c o n t i n u a - t i o n , colors i'| y o u r c h o i c e . Do not delay Order yours now! This array has been put together for your convenience so that you might have fresh flowers for Decoration Day, Picture, if you will, an ample sized metal container (which can be pushed into the ground) with sufficient foliage for a green background . . . add some red glads and white peonies (or vice v e r s a ) . What would be more beautiful? Charlesion Cut Flower h;is arranged these various items to make your remembrance appropriate and easier to handle. You may want two. three or even lour ol these rememhrance bouquets. At the cemetery all you will have to do is to add water and make your own arrangements. DRIVE-IN Or Telephone 343-5116 Plenty Free Parking At Our Door. Fifth Ave. at Iowa St. CHARLESTON, W. VA. depth of approximately 328 feet. Although he said the explosion took place "somewhere · in western India," cabinet members briefed by the government said they were told the blast was carried out in the Great Indian Desert in Ra- jasthan. Sethna said scientists who helicoptered at about 100 feet over the blast site a half hour after the explosion detected "no significant radiation." * * * INTRODUCING SETHNA, Mrs. G a n d h i herself proclaimed the experiment a success. "Our s c i e n t i s t s have worked hard and have done a good and a clean job," she said. "I think it is a significant achievement for them and for the whole country. I am very proud of them." Then she added: "This is all part of our research and study and we remain duly committed to the peaceful use of atomic energy." In a 120-word announcement that gave the first news of the underground blast, the gov- ernment declared: "India has no intention of producing nuclear weapons and reiterates its strong opposition to military uses of nuclear explosions." Since coming to power, Mrs. Gandhi had publicly turned down proposals from the right-wing opposition that India should produce its own atomic bombs. The announcement said the underground blast was designed to give India more technology about the peaceful uses of atomic energy, particularly for mining and earthmoving operations. There was no official disclosure of how much the device cost. The explosion was expected to have far-reaching repercussions domestically and internationally. Within the country, Mrs. Gandhi's prestige, battered in the past year by a sagging economy, was likely to undergo a dramatic uplift. Although predominantly impoverished, Indians put a premium on anything that contributes to an image of the country as an emerging world power. ATOMIC DEVICE DETONATED MAHARASHTRA Bombayi GOA MYSORE Arabian Sea Rep. Mollohan Favors Veto-Proof Congress P A R K E R S 3 U R G , W.Va. (AP) - Rep. Robert H. Mollohan says he agrees with the AFL-CIO that the best thing that could happen for the nation would be to install a "vetoproof" Congress in the November elections. In a speech to the West Virginia Postal Workers Union Saturday night, he said such a Congress "need hot all be of , one oolitical party, although that would make for cohesion and efficiency/' The West Virginia Democrat also said he favors an immediate end to the oil depletion allowance. "I think it reasonable to expect high-profit industry to pick up part of the tax load now carried by the working man and woman, and this is the objective toward which we in the Congress are working," he said. The Sterling RESTAURANT NELSON TRANSFER CO. HEAVY HAULING P.O. Box 708 Charleston, W. Va. 25323 Phone 342-3101 State Wide Service 505 CAPITOL ST. Announces NEW SUMMER HOURS I Open Daily 11 A.M. I Close Daily 5 A.M. I Closed Sundays I Effective May 19 Save-as-much-as-you-can-Plan. From noo to HOOQOOQ Walk into any big store and nine times out of ten you'll find what you want at a price you want to pay; It's not luck. It's just good business to have a good selection. Because people are different. Now you know why we have so many different savings plans. Because people are different. In the ways they save. In the reasons why they save. In the amounts they can save. And what ever kind of saver you are, weVe got a plan we think you're going to like. A Save- As-Much-As-You-Can Plan. From $1.00 to $1,000,000. So look over the chart carefully. Use it to shop before you come see us. Then ask a Customer Service representative to fill you in on the details. ACCOUNT MINIMUM TIME INTEREST Passbook Savings $1.00 -- 5% Money Tree $100 90 days 5-1/2% Investment Savings Certificates $100 ; 90 days 5-1/2% Supersix $1000 2 years 6% Compounded daily Annual yield 6.27% Certificates of Deposit. $100 30-89 days 5% " $100 90-364 days 5-1/2% " $100 12-29 mos 6% $1000. 30-47 mos 6-1/2% Compounded daily Annual yield 6.81% 11 $1000 48-59 mos 7.25% For information on certificates of deposit of $100,000 or more, call Jim Stark or Mike Hudnall at 348-4486 or 348-5606. Federal law and regulation prohibit the payment of a timedeposit prior to maturity unless three months of the interest thereone is forfeited and interest on the amount withdrawn is reduced to the passbook rate. Charleston National Bank 'A PULL SERVICE BANK Member FDIC · Member Federal Reserve System A

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