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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF MOBTHEAST ARKANBAB AND aOPTHEABT MI8SOURI VOL. L—NO. 279 Blythevllle Courier Blythevllle Dally New« Blythevllle Herald Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1955 TEN PAGES Published Dally Except Sunday SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS Ike Appeals For Highway Bill Passage Says A-Bomb Threat Makes Need Greater WASHINGTON (AP)—President Eisenhower, asking Congress to approve his 101-billion-dollar highway program, said today the country must have a road network permitting people to move out of target areas quickly in case o£ atomic attack. In an 1,800-word .special message, the resident cited the danger of deadly congestion" during atomic warfare as one of four reasons for action, comprehensive and quick and forward-looking" for highway Improvement. Would Save Lives He also said: 1. Better highways would save lives, reducing the annual toll of 36,000 killed and more than a million injured. Eisenhower said the economic loss from accidents is estimated at $4,300.000,000 a year. 2. Poor roads add to the cost of operating vehicles over them— as much as one-cent a mile per vehicle for a total yearly cost of 5 billion dollars. He said the higher road transportation costs are reflected in the cost of goods and are paid ultimately by the Individual consumer. 3. The country is growing and, as population and national output Increase, highway development and Improvement must be increased. Unless this is done, Eisenhower said, existing traffic jtms only faintly foreshadow those of 10 years hence." Must Permit Evacuation As to the importance of highways in event of war, Elsenhower said: "In case of an atomic attack on our key cities, the road net must permit quick evacuation of target] areas, mobilization of defense j forces and maintenance of every essential economic function. But! the present system in critical areas would be the breeder of a deadly congestion within hours of an attack." The Eisenhower program, a.s set out in the message, followed the general lines of a report drafted last month by an advisory committee headed by Gen. Lucius D. Clay. However, the resident parsed over lightly two of the most highly controversial features of the re- Sec IKE APPEALS cm I'ase 10 Rep. Halleck To Ask Veto Of Tax Cuts Ike Discusses Proposal with GOP Leaders Red Ships Set Off Big Invasion Scare But Threat to Island Proves To BeOnlyTraining Exercise By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Halleck (R-Ind) said today he "certainly", would advise President Eisenhower to veto any tax bill including a Democratic plan for a i$20-a-person income By SPES-CEB MOOSA tax cut next Jan. 1. TAIPEI, Formosa (AP) — What appears to have heen a routine Communist training Hiii«-<t, —.ii-iani House nepub- ] exercise raised fears here today that Red China was about to invade tiny Nanchishan. n leader, predicted, however, j Ahout noon O ffj c j a i Chinese Nationalist reports said Communist war vessels were rp"r'o^nn ll f HO^ ^r! heading toward Nanchishan and Nationalist warships and planes were rushing to engage OPERATION FREEDOM SKY-DROP — Members of the Blytheville CAP unit are shown above loading their planes for the friendly "bombing" of Blytheville in dramatizing the annual Crusade for Freedom to raise funds for Radio Free Europe. Blytheville is one of three cities In Arkansas tak- ing part in the Freedom Sky-Drop. The project is sponsored by the CAP and Dud Cason Post of the American Legion. CAP members taking part are Maj. Percy Wright, Franklin Robbins, Sam Macre, Harold Sudbury, John Fairchild, Billy Pierce and Lee Richardson. (Courier News Photo) Sales Tax Bill Action Delayed; Shuffling of ABC Board Fails McCrary Trial In Second Day Hayti Farmer Charged With Shooting Wife CARUTHERSVILLE .. The first- degree murder trial of Jame.s Monroe McCrnry. prominent Hayti. Mo., farmer, began In Circuit Court here yesterday. Certain motions, which were not made public, were filed by the defense atorncys. The morning session lasted three hours and, after a recess for dinner court, continued until 3:00 p.m. At that time it was adjourned until 9:00 o'clock Tuesday morning. McCrary Is accused of. fatally shooting his wife, Dixie McCrary, on a Hayti street September 13, 1063. Mrs. McCrary was shot four times as she sat in a pick-up truck with her young son. McCrary was arrested later that evening and has been out on bond since the preliminary hearing in Magistrate Court shortly afterward. A previous trial, which was held late last June, ended with a hunj jury. Joseph Allen of New Madrid County is the presiding judge. McCrary is being defended by the law firm of Ward ami Reeves, and Fred L,. Henley and Robert W. Hawkins. Prosecuting Attorney James A. (Tick) is being -.assisted by Atty. Elbert Ford of Kennett, Mo. School Forces Meet Stiff Opposition By KAY STEPHENS LITTLE ROCK i.TI — Educators and laymen seeking a two-year inn'ea^c in (he .sales tax for public schools made their big pitch last nicht hut ran into stiff opposition from businessmen nnd one. legislator. After hearing more than two hours of testimony on the bill temporarily Increase the tax from two to three per cent, the House Revenue and Taxation Committee decided to withhold immediate action on it. Rep. Paul Van Dalsem of Perry Cuiiiity, chairman of the commllce. said a vote on the bill may be taken today. 2-Yrar Bill School forces have thrown their support around the two-year bjll. introduced by Rep. Guy French of oinsett County. The 1)111 would provide an additional $10,3000,000. annually for public schools. Educators say this is an absolute minimum if Arkansas is to have an adequate educational program. As an alternative measure, the administration of Gov. Orval Pau- bus yesterday introduced in the House a similar sales tax increase, which would cover only 13 months. The major difference between the two bills, other than the tim element. Is that Faubus' bill would give all the prospective revenue to public schools, while the French bill would share the money with state-supported colleges, the University of Arkansas, and the Welfare Department. Stiip-Onp Aid Bolh measures are designed as stop-Rap aid to provide the public schools with money while property assessments are increased to a point where local money can pay a larRcr share of school expenses. The Legislature also is considering a bill to force counties, school districts and cities to carry out this equalization of property assessments. HuRh B. Patterson Jr., publisher of the Arkansas Gazette, led the parade of speakers who urged that the two-year tax bill be passed. Patterson is chairman of the United Committee for Belter Schools, a citizens' organization which has headed the fight for more school money. Another newspaperman. Editor Alex Washburn of the Hope Staj', wn.s the chief .speaker against the tax Increase. * # * Segregation Bill Passed by House Senate Scheduled To Vote on School Measure Toddy LITTLE ROCK Wi — The House , yesterday passed a bill designed j to permit Arkansas to retain ra-1 cial segregation in public schools ] despite n U. S. Supreme Court I ruling that the practice is uncon-' stitutional. Senate sponsors said they hoped to get a vote on the measure today. The House bill \viis received in the Senate late yesterday and referred to Judiciary Committee A, which planned to consider it in advance of today's Semite opening. The House measure — nnd an identical bill submitted in the Senate iit the same time—provides for 'i school assignment officer in each school district to assign pupils to • schools he deems most suitable. ' Unstated Purpose j The unstated but obvious pur-1 pose is to assign all Negro pupils i to certain schools and nil white ! pupils to others. An appeal from any assignment ; could be carried to the district , .school bonrd. the county board, the i circuit court and the Arkansas | Supreme Court. I The House pa-ssed its bill 58-20 ! nfter only Rep. Elmer Tnckett of I Garland County hud risen to oppose the measure. Tuckett said the bill—called up by Rep. Lucicn C. Rogers, the author—wa.s premature and possibly unconstitutional. No Emerpenpy Clause The House twice failed to put on an emergency clause, which would j Sec SEGREGATION on Pupe 10 Senate Defeats Measure Which Passed House By LEON HATCH LITTLE ROCK <ft A bill to permit Gov. Orval Faubus to name a new Alcoholic Beverage Control Board passed the House yesterday but an identical measure was beaten tentatively in the Senate for lack of one vote. Under existing law, Faubus has only one appointment to the three- member board — a successor to Lem C. Bryant of Fort Smith, whose term expired recently. If the proposed reorganization carries, the governor will name a complete new board, which presumably will designate a successor to Eli W. Collins as executive director. Those arguing for the bill in the House said every governor — including Francis Cherry, Faubus' immediate predecessor — had received the legislative accomoda- tion of board and commission reorganizations so he could appoint his choices. Time to Slop Opponents said it was about time the practice was stopped. There was no debate in the Senate. Sen. Roy Milum of Harrison told the purpose of the measure, which received a majority of 17-6 with 18 votes necessary for passage. • Notice of reconsideration was was given by Sen. Artie Gregory of Little Rock. That means the Senate may vote again on the bill. The House yesterday rejected 5534 an attempt to repeal the 1945 law providing that couples applying for marriage licenses must wait three days before issuance. Proponents of repeal said the act no longer is needed—that the delay caused by compulsory pre- Sce ABC on Page 10 ;crr._i now set for, Thursday. Democratic sponsors of the move i'id .some other key Republicans differed them. But there was no attack, and no -i clash betv.'een Nationalists and J They said they saw little j Communists. chance that House members, after j La'er report s;tid the Ri.-fl con- r otin^ earlier for a $10,OQO-a-year voy apparently had no immediate pay hike for themselves, would | designs on Nuncliishan, Pre.';i(Ii-rU kill a tax cut affecting -very tax-! Chiang Kai-shek's northernmost payer. j offshore outpost. It appeared the Eisenhower discussed the tax: Red vessels diverted their cour:-.e proposal at a meeting today with j to mainland harbors. Official qusr- Kepublican . congressional leaders; ters said the Red maneuver mi_?hi and Rep. Arends R-Ill said after- ] have been a training exercise. Defense, Economic Aid Are Top SEATO Topics ward that it "smacks of politics 100 per cent." Ike to Express Vierf Senate Republican Leader Knowland of California joined with Ar- er, in opopsition to such a cut but both lawmakers declined to give j newsmen the President's views. Kno viand said the President would speak out on the matter soon and White House Press secretary James C. Hagerty indicated this might be at Eisenhower's weekly news conference tomorrow. Whatever happens in the House. The By OLEN CLKMENTS BANGKOK (APi — Delegates assembling today for the Southeast Asia Treaty conference centered their attention on two main topics — setting up a joint military force for Southeast Asia and economic help for countries threatened by Communist infiltration. opens tomorrow. Represented are « tne ^nitea States, Britain, France, olanes 'flew^over "Nanchishan for I nist activities in Laos and in Red j Australia. New Zealand the . . ... . i _.. . ,, . . .-— -__.u ; Philippines, Pakistan and Tani- land. None of the delegates already Defense Ministry flatly denied local press reports that Chiang's navy and air force had halted an "apparent invasion of Nanchishan when a Communist ends, the House GOP deputy lead-j task force was turned back" about er, in opopsition to such a cut but] 10 miles off the island. . j "Both projects took on urgent The Nationalists said two Red j meaning with reports of Commu- vities in Laos and ir both host the first time today, but did not China's Yunnan province. Nationalist planes. attack. There was no contact with J just outside Thailand, the country. The conference of eight nations j on hand would discuss their plans i publicly. They conferred country by country today. Dulles Arrives Meanwhile. Nationalist President j Chiang Kai-shek's warplanes kept j the civil war alive with the fifth straight day of attacks against trouble loomed in the Senate for \ Red China's buildup base on the Visitor to City Named by President George T. Moore, a Blytheville visitor in years past, has been named assistant Secretary of Commerce by president Dwight D. Eisenhower. Mr. Moore married the niece of the late J. B. Clark of Blytheville. Before his appointment, he was operational managei of Montgomery Ward and Co. Since late in 1953, he has been serving as director of ndministra- tive operations in the Commerce Department. A native of Yakima, Wash., he I joined Montgomery Ward in 1927. He left the company In 1952 to become an administrative consultant lo the Army. A graduate of the University of California, he is a World War I veteran and has two children. any tax cut move. Chairman Byrd <D-Va> of the Finance Committee' renewed his opposition to tax reductions until the budget is balanced. Sen. George (D-Ga). senior member of the committee, termed the House move unwise and unfortunate." The House Ways and Means Committee voted 15-10 late yesterday to wrap the $20 tax cut into an administration bill. This measure would postpone for another year almost three billion dollars worth of tax reductions scheduled for April 1 in corporation income and excise taxes. Halleck said in an interview that if Republicans cannot knock out the income tax cut, then they would oppose the entire bill. He said responsibility, for killing the corporation and excise tax extensions—if the bill is defeated or vetoed—would vest with Democrats, $20 Cut to All The Democratic proposal would give a 520 tax cut to each taxpayer and each dependent, chopping about two billion dollars from federal revenues over a full year. Already, this proposal was cooking up a steaming cross fire debate. Chairman Cooper fD-Tennl of the Ways .and Means Committee said a "Republican bill last year gave tax cuts primarily to the wealthy and to big corporations, in the face of a bigger federal deficit than is anticipated pow. Cooper said Elsenhower alrea has indicated he is planning cuts next year and Democrats want to make sure the relief goes to "hard-pressed, low-income taxpayers, where it is needed most." Rep. Daniel A. Reed (R-NYi. senior GOP member of the committee, denounced the Democratic move as unpardonable irrespon- See TAX on Page 10 Taishan Islands, national air force headquarters said. The air force said its planes roared over the Taishans in four predawn waves and racked up this score; Two Vessels Sunk Two vessels of unspecified type 1 sunk and another possibly dam- j aged, possible direct hit on one \ Red craft, hits on four Red craft, ; including a big one, and bomb ; strikes on Taishan military mstal- I let ions. The air force said ail its lanes returned. Nanchishan has been the northernmost outpost of Chiang's island Bargains Lure Capital Citizenry By ED CREAGII U.S. Secretary of State Dulles ' arrived, shortly after noon, from Manila. "Our purpose here is peace and freedom and I am confident that we shall find ways to make that purpose one that will prevail," he said in a sttement. Noting tht he had arrived on Washington's Birthday, he said WASHINGTON UP—Bargains ga- j Wa s hln g t0n -laid down principles ore, bargains by the truckload. Television sets 99 cents apiece. Typewriters 69 cents. Women's dresses Si. Petticoats with _ plaid ruffles 10 cents. Lured by scores of such come- on. 1 ;, the women and the braver men of the national capital area converge on Washington stores to- alias. There never has been any indication that the United Suites might consider it among the related positions and territories deemed essential to the defense of Formosa and the Pescadores. The Reds may be trying to 01 I learn U.S. intentions. They did just that in the Tachcn area. Reds Moved In They r?. tured Yikian^shan and See CHINESE on Page 10 '^Manila Plans Big Irrigation Field Day barErain snatching. In 30th Year Cotton Cuts Costly, Whitten Says Illcs. Whitten WASHINGTON Ifl — Rep. Whitten (D-Miss) said todny Agriculture Dcpnrtment figures show 55,348 tonnnt farmers will be forced off fnnns this year by reductions in cotton ncrcage allotments. Virtually nil ot the displacement, Whitten said, will occur in the southern stales with Mississippi the heaviest loser— 11,081 tarn received Information from the department on effects of the 1055 allotments in response to specific questions he asked some weeks ago In nn effort to get Secretary Benson to support nn Increase In the quotas. The cotton allotment Is 18,183,000 acres, compared with 21,310,000 acres last year. $100 LOKSCS At Whlttcn's request, the department also supplied Information showing th»t 130,603 cotton stale furmers having five icrcs or loss of cotton in 19M would suffer net crease their Income losses of SlOO or more as a res ill of the 1955 acreage reductions. The purpose of Whitten's ques- llons to the detriment wns this: He contends that Benson, under emergency owers, has authority to increase the national allotment. Last ycnr Benson left the mailer up to Congress, declaring he had no information on the effects of the acreage reduction. This year Whitten sought Information to show the results, Whltton told n reporter that Benson now cannot claim he doesn't know the effects of the acreage allotment. "He also knows," Whitten said, "that his (allure to offer surplus cotton on the world market at competitive prices puts a n umbrolln over the world price so that the support price becomes the world price. And whenever we cut our acreage, foreign 'countries will In- In answer to Whitten's question as to the number of tenants nnd sharecropper families which would be forced off farms by acreage reductions, the department provided this stnte by state breakdown: +-,246 In Arkansas Alabama, 7,554 families; Arizona 127; Arkansas 4,246; Florida 27fl; OeorRln 8,157; Illinois '10; Kentucky 60; Louisiana 3.305; Missouri 2,202; Mississippi 11.981; New Mexico 137; North Carolina 2,783; Oklahoma 1,477; South Carolina 4,147; Tennessee 3,075; Texas 5,580; Virginia 108. Similarly, the department snid that the number of small cotton farmers—those with five acres or lcs.s of cotton In 1054—who. would have 11)55 incomes cut by $100 or more Include: Arkansas 1,406; Illinois 147; Kentucky 203; Louisiana 6,641); Missouri 1,881; Mississippi 34,414; Oklahoma 37fl. Bond Is Forfeited Eugene Lane forfeited n Sill.75 bond on, n charge of operating a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquors in one o( the (ew cases tried In municipal court today. Weather ARKANSAS — Generally fair through Wednesday, warmer this afternoon and Wednesday, lowest 20-28 tonight. MISSOURI—Mostly fair this afternoon; increasing cloudiness tonight and Wednesday with few showers likely southeast Wednesday; turning colder with increasing northerly winds nnd snow Wednesday; warmer today find tonight and east and south Wednesday; low tonight 20c northwest to near 30 southeast; high Wednesday 30 northwest to upper 40s southeast. Minimum tills morning—2fi. Maximum yrst<!rclfty~-33. Sunrise tomorrow—6;3f. Sunset today—5:40. 1'reclplUtlon Inst -18 hours to 7 p.m. —.38. Precipitation .Inn. 1 to dnte--.Vf>l. Tills mto I-.1S1 Vcar Maximum yesto.rdny—06. Minimum this momlnR—10. Prpflpltnlion Jnminry ' W ^ntr — 11, JU. Youth Held For Robbery Two Juveniles are being held in county jail in the investigation of two recent robberies In Blytheville, the sheriffs office announced today. The two white youths are being held for investigation of the break- in at Wright Lumber Co., where there was no report of anything being taken. They are also being held for questioning in connection with the robbery of Central Cash and Carry Wholesale Grocery on South Railroad. Seventeen cartons of cigarettes were reported taken from the wholesale house. The two juveniles have admitted i taking 12 cartons of cigarettes, the Sheriff's office said. Ten cartons of the cigarettes have been recovered by the sheriff's office. Sheriff William Berryman said the boys were two who received suspended sentences In Juvenile Court last month. chain off Red China since the Ta- i day for the annual Washington's chen evacuation. It is 120 miles i Birthday sales - a pushing, shov- north of Formosa. 20 miles off the i ing traffic-snarling Mardi Gras of mainland, and manned by about 5.000 Nationalist regulars and guer- _ This has been gor on for about 30 years. It's grown to the point where nearly every store in town gets into the melee, and. the idea has spread to some other communities. Washington still claims the bargain championship thouch. Look: "Ladies' pearl-trimmed wrist watcii. regularly S55, today SI.97." "237 pairs of women's dress =hoes, 17 ccr,'?." Fur Coats "Fur coats. . . . Not the cream of the crop. . . . S3." Ads lite fatten the newspapers. Yesterday's Evening Star. ;"or instance, nn :o I?0 pa.:es compared with 42 on the previous Monday. There's one little catch, to be sure. The most fantastic of the -bargains" — such as a 1942 Oldsmobile at 99 cents — are sold j strictly "as is." And quantities are _ Formal opening of, tightly limited. You have to queue Irnuation Equipment; all night to snap up some items big irrigation field day j Some people do queue all night. ' One man. seeking; a bargain TV MANILA McKinnon Co., and a have been set for March 18 here. Manila's Lions Club is sponsoring the irrigation field day which will feature all sorts of . irrigation equipment in addition to land leveling equipment. Roy Ashabranner has been nam-v ed general chairman. Members assisting him on various committees are Crockett Wright. Chuck Robbins. Bob Holthouse. display; Alex Curtis, son. R, Homer, L. G. Gammill, Rev. N. set hired 'a proxy to queue up for One store offers "diamond wed-f din? rings, values to S25, only 99 cents." which he hoped would enable us to preserve our freedom and, by conduct and example, help others also to be free. We have tried to live up to those ideals and. indeed, that is why we are here today." Philippine. Australian, New Zealand and Thai delegations went to Bangkok Airport, along- with Thai premier Pibulsonggram, to meet Dulles. Military Committee Pibulsonggram said the project- east Asia probably would toe delegated to a committee of military men. The slight, graying field marshal told newsmen that Thai dissidents in Red- China have built up an army of 20.000 men in China's Yunnan province and would attack if the Communists decide to invade' Thailand. He said his country would need help if invaded. Australian External Affairs Minister Richard Casey arrived yesterday after visiiincr Laos. He said the political situation in Laos, Cambodia and South Viet Nam was not impossible of solution but ••I can't pretfnd it is easy of solu- non." He tind he saw no reason for immediate com ern about the situation in Laos. Dissidents in two Laos provinces controlled by the Communists have been reported to be dangerous to the peace of Southeast Asia. Secretary of State Dulles said before his plane left, Manila that the time was ripe for "plain speak- in?" to prevent "a reckless mo-Cat I munist miscalculation which could I endanger the lives of many." Wonts A-Bomb Banned MOSCOW—Patriarch Alexei, head of the Russian Orthodox J night Inside Today's Courier News , Earl Wildy. Vance Hender- i C hurch. today demanded uncondi- in Al , t j r ,. J. McKinnon, program; Bill ! ljona ] prohibition of the atomic | T i,j s ^-i Lee Gate, M. L. Downing, food; A. ad- P' bomb in an article in the newspaper Izvestia. Glenn Horner, Bill Borowsky, A. Tipton, R. J. McKinnon. vertising; V. B. Osborne. Oena Fleeman, Louis Townsend, hospi- 1 KARACHI, Pakistan (IP)— Twelve Fireworks Kill 12 tality; Guy Rubensteln .and William Edwards, prize. Billy Fox will serve as liaison officer. persons were killed yesterday in fireworks explosion. Nine of them were children under 10. . Chicks Play Bay Here To. Four Missco Teams lion in State Tournaments Oyess Wins, Arin District 3B , . Sports . . . Tliis \Vock . rnorcl Beaten Tournament . . Pages 6 and 7 ... . . . Should Russians Come . . . Modern Alaskan Defense Will Cost U.S. SfiOl) Million . . . First of a Series . . . Page 5 ... New Atom Blast Rocks Las Vegas Sisson Named To Head MDDC SIKESTON (/Pi—Prank L. Sisson Jr., of Slkeston was elected president of the Missouri Delta Development Commission at the organization's first annual meeting last night. Other officers for the seven- county southeast Missouri group are James Q. Donaldson of Dexter, first vice president; James Farmer, Kennett, second vice president, and J, Raymond Lucy, Parma, secretary-treasurer. LAS VJX3AS, Nev. liPAn atomic tower explosion—second shol of the 1955 nuclear lest series—jolted Las Vegas just before dawn today. The "George Shot"—this was Washington's birthday—r a 11.1 e d windows and awoke many persons not already up In this city of, 50,000, which lies 75 miles southeast of the Atomic Energy Commission's lest site. There were no reports of damage. Seventeen congressmen and 200 military observers watched the dctonallon of the nuclear device, set off from the lop of a 300-foot tower on Yucca Plat at 5:45 a.m. Visible In I.os Angeles The orange flash was visible in Los Angeles 275 nirllne miles to Ihe soulhwest. Observers at the ABC control point, about 10 miles (rom the blast, felt two distinct shocks as the sound wave rumbled around the low .mountains circling the flat. Two shocks also were felt in Las Vegas. Doors and windows shook at the police station and Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital, but, there was no breakage as in the 1951 and 1952 tests here. Today's shot was the 33rd at Nevada test site. The atomic cloud rose over 20,000 feet and an Ice cap (ormed on top o( the familiar mushroom. Winds Sheared Cloud Within a half hour winds began shearing the cloud and it was blown east and southeast In the general direction of St. Oeorge, Utah, and northern Arizona. . 'Hie Civil Aeronautics Authority warned all pilots planning flights within 300 miles of Grand Canyon Airport to check first with CAA. Southern Utah and a large rectangular segment of Arizona were closed to aircraft (rom 15,000 to 26,000 (cet much of the morning. The congressmen viewed the test (rom News Nob, at least 8 miles from the tower. They were the ( o( three groups of legislators ii.vited to witness Icsts during the new series. No Maneuvers The military observers were In trenches 4,000 yards (rom ground zero. No maneuvers were scheduled, however. Forty planes Including 24 TFMS (rom the Tactical Air Command were engaged In aerial sorties during the test. The AEC said 33 various experiments, including civil effect/) testo, were held in connecllon with ths explosion. 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