The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1955 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 6, 1955
Page 3
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL «, 1955 BtYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREk 'Open' A-Test May Toss CD to Military By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Sidtt Co respondent LAS VEGAS, Nev. — (NEA) — Federal Civil Defense officials hope that the big "open" atomic shot this spring will jolt the nation into a new awareness of its. civil defense needs. They also hope the elaborate mock city which will be exposed to the blast will give them some long-sought answers to break & log-jam on CD planning. But it's also possible that the blast will end up atomizing PCDA out of business and turning the civil defense Job over to Uie military. For the past several months on Capitol Hill and in the Pentagon there has been growing talk that the civil defense job is so enormous and vital to the existence of the country, that only the military is capable of handling it. Ramifications of the lack of a satisfactory CD plan have been taken up by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and have been studied by the advanced military schools. The subject has broken into print in the semi-official publication, "The Army Combat Forces Journal," in an article called "Guarding the Home Front," by Col. William B. Bunker. He writes: "Civil defense must be made an integral part of the Department of Defense. The tlir.3 has come to turn the problem of home defense over to professionals who can be given the equipment they require, and who will thereby leave the ordinary citizen free to continue doing his part in the war effort." FCDA officials state publicly that their basic plan is to evacuate cities. Privately they are telling congressional committees that they really have no firm plan and hope that the open test gives them enough information to make a plan. It could end up going back to the idea of building shelters. Discussing what he would do personally if he lived on the outskirts of Washington, FCDA Director Val Peterson says: "I would build in my back yard a good bomb shelter. Because in that shelter, if I had three feet of dirt over my head, I would have absolute protection against radioactivity, absolute protection against fire, and if I wanted to have reinforced concrete I would have d considerable degree of protection against blast." Another basic flaw in the evacuation theory is its vulnerability to feints by the enemy. An emergency evacuation of a city paralyzes its life for days and could cause staggering casualties from panic rushes out of buildings, auto accidents and interrupted medical attention. By faking attacks, crossing the radar lines with planes or missiles, and setting off repeated mass evacuations of U. S. cities, an enemy could bring the country to its knees temporarily without ever dropping a bomb. This inherent weakness in an evacuation p.lan is pointed out by Sen. Clinton Anderson (D-, N. M.), Chairman of the Joint Congressional Atomic Energy Committee. For the first time the Las Vegas test will simulate an A-blast on a typical American city. The mock city will have paved streets, a vital factor in the fall-out problem. A blast over open sand, dirt or water aggravates the fall-out problem because loose materials are easily sucked up by the blast. However, an area covered by buildings and paved streets might show that the fall-out danger is considerably less man previous estimates and alter CD plannong. It could have a bearing on the question of evacuating a city or promoting a new shelter program. Several types of const ruction will be tested in the blast, including public utilities equipment. What happens to electric powei lines is one of the most important questions the test will seek to answer. CO officials hope to get information for estimtaing damage to electrical facilities in fringe areas of Now Is The Time... To Select Your Piano at Beard's Temple of Music We have just received a carload of new Wurlitzers and now have The largest selection of new and used piano^ ever assembled in Northeast Arkansas or Southeast Missouri. New and used sponeus. uprights and grands — in all finishes. We have n piano to fit every need nnd every budget, nnd fell on convenient monthly or fall terms. New Pianos—S-17-1 up Used Pianos—$ 75 up BEARD'S Temple of Music Telephone CKAar 6-23M 503 F.ftsf Mfifn — Faragnuld. Ark. FLEE THE CITY — OR GO UNDERGROUND? Answer to that Civil Defense dilemma may be provided by open atomic tests this spring on a mock city. Here's New York's Times Square, deserted except for pigeons, when public took shelter during a recent Civil Defense exercise. destruction where restoration of electricity for homes, factories and the rehabilitation effort Would be of urgent importance after an atomic explosion. Another serious problem needing some light concerns necessmy stockpiles of medical supplies and what radiation does to them. This also bears on the question of evacuation and movement ot such supplies. The enormity of this aspect of the problem can be seen by virtue of the fact that to treat one severe burn case requires as much as 42 tanks of oxygen, 36 pints of plasma, 40 pints of whole blood, a REW Is Now Going At Caruthersville By SONNY SANDERS CARUTHERSVILLE — This is Religious Emphasis Week at Caruthersville High School. Dally devotionals are held during the noon hour from 12:40 to 1:00 p.m. in the school's auditorium and high school students prepare and present the program. Also as a part of this special Holy Week observance, records of religious music are played on the school's inter-communication system for a few minutes before classes begin each morning. This is the first time such a project has been undertaken here. The Student Activity Committee is sponsoring the devotionals, which began Monday and will continue through Thursday. The school will not hold sessions on Good Friday. All students are Invited to be present for the devotionals. Pupils, of all denominations, taking part in the program include Elizabeth Christian, Joe Rcichert, Ellen Wilks, Jerry Figgins, Louis Cook. Melha Stanfill, Jane Davis, Carolyn Jones, John Finley. Barry Trainor, Nancy Foster, Martha Lauck, Virginia Ann White, Glenda Sewbaugh, Linda. Going. Lee Bennett Jones, Bob Bartholomew and Jackie French. Wilson Youths Attend Rally WILSON — A group of young people of Wilson Methodist Church were in Conway last week to attend a conference-wide youth rally- The, rally was at Hendrix College where speaker was the Rev. Carroll McLaughlin of Topeka, Kans, Attending- from Wilson were Jennie Wren, Charles Ferguson, Wendell Dorman, Junior Shuli, Rudolph Whiteside and the Rev. and Mrs. Raymond Dorman. 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