Guam Daily News from Agana Heights, Guam on October 16, 1953 · 2
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Guam Daily News from Agana Heights, Guam · 2

Agana Heights, Guam
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Friday, October 16, 1953
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PAGE TWO FRIDAY OCTOBER 16 1953 GUAM DAILY NEWS CROWDED JUSTICE Not all the issues that affect the average citizen closely are headline catchers For instance there’s the chronic matter of congestion in American courts Just look at the federal courts alone which are of course only pari of the story The way to measure congestion is to plot the time it takes from the filing of a case in court until its final disposition This period for civil cases has lengthened to 124 months in 1953 from 121 months in 1952 But this is an average for the whole country rural and urban In the crowded cities the performance often is much worse In the districts covering Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City for example the time involved in disposing of civil cases has this year reached an average of 473 months and 326 months respectively If these statistics fail to stir you imagine how you would feel waiting three or four years for the repair of wrongs done you or how would you like accepting an unfair settlement simply because you could not afford the time and money involved in pressing a case to its long-delayed conclusion In 1952 every federal judge completed 213 cases while 236 cases per judge were actually filed By this year each judge was finishing an average 233 cases but the filings had jumped to an average 261 That is the statistical proofs that the courts cannot keep up The Judicial Conference of the U8 says 31 new federal judges are needed without delay Henry Chandler Director of Administration of the United States Courts is calling on Congress to act soon to relieve the the jam-up Congress already has considered legislation to remedy the situation at least partially but the fruits of its 19f3 labors were lost in the haste to adjourn last August Both Houses passed bills to create new judgeships but the two measures differed somwhat and there was not time to compromise this disparity Certainly this legislation deserves a place on the “must” calendar w'hen Congress reconvenes in January Justice must be more than simply having a theoretical access to the courts of law to right wrongs and remedy grievances That access must be real and to be real it must come to any citizen of this country within a reasonable length of time after he has suffered injustice :00 Alarm Part 1 Clock A-F-R-S Schedule Club 1130 11:45 :50 A thought for today 12:00 00 News 12:15 :15 Alarm Clock Club 12:30 Part 2 1 00 30 Portrait of a City 1 30 55 Musical Interlude 2 -OO 00 Luckv U Ranch 25 101 Ranch Boys :30 Coffee Time Oft News :15 Ronnie Kemper 30 Curtain Call 45 John Conte :50 Bob Hope 00 ptartim0 :15 Jack Kirkwood Latin Rhythms 6-15 Way Back Home ®:30 New : Bill Stern 7 :15 Mountain Melodies 7 30 Marianas Matinee 8 :00 Portraits in Music M-elodv Hour 8 25 Curt Massey From cover to cover 9 00 News 925 Bill Ring 9:30 Chuckwagon Time 9:55 APRS Record Rack 10 00 ehind the Story 10:15 Ijb Fifteen 10 30 ud's Bandwagon 11-30 Ntws 12 00 Snorts Parade The American Way Preview Bob and Ray Jo Stafford Gun Smoke The Great Gilder- sleeve One for the Bok Rvmphon ette Father Knows Best This I Believe Suspense Knox Manning News Steve Allen Dial date with 4218 At Ease SIGN OFF Published every morning except Sunday at Agana Guam U S A- Entered as Second Class matter at the Post Office Guam under Act of Congress Marc 3 1879 Joseph Flores Editor - Publisher Victor R Givatf Managing Editor Editorial Denver 4J97 Advertising Denver £3991 Publisher Denver SMfl The Publisher reserves the riht to refuse advertisements not consistent with the policy of this paper Britain Explodes Second A-Bomb SYDNEY Australia Oct 15 (JP) — In the climax to months of preparation Britain exploded an atomic weapon today at the 80000 square-mile proving grounds northwest of Woomera It was Britain’s second announced atomic explosion The first took place at the Monte Bello islands a year ago A second major tests is planned soon for the same area Sir William Penney in charge of the tests reported to London after today’s blast: “Atomic weapon was successfully exploded early this morning at proving ground northwest of Woomera Scientific records of results are being collected for evaluation Full safety precautions were taken The second major explosion (third in all) will be made shortly” Scientist will study the effects of the explosion on battle equipment ammunition radio and radio eauipment army vehicles and prefabricated huts Arrangements were made to leave transport vehicles and a half dozen Mustang fighter planes in the area in their normal condition tilled with gasoline and oil Plane for today’s test were announced last June by Duncan Sandy 3 British minister of supply and the explosion had been expected to take place last week The test crew had been waiting since then for favorable winds and other good weather conditions Penney Britain's chief atomic 'scientist was responsible for the design of the bomb exploded last year — and presumably for this year’s weapon ONE DEAD IN STORM PROPERTY LOSS HEAVY It Grew Out of the Korean Stalemate (Continued from page 1) was “serious” High Water at Commissary “There’s not much anyone can do gbout-water he said “typhoon winds can be battered against but water is another matter” He said water rushing across Marine Drive at Leary Junction by the Town House was sewage water amt the local sewer situation is “very serious” Between five and seven feet of water was reported near the Navy commissary at various times' yesterday causing one Navy official to say “only sea-going craft” could cross it Traffic was halted and one of the many persons affected was Miss Fay Grover a public utility agency employee who lives at NOB and who spent last night with Mr and Mrs Nairn Lumber was reported floating along Marine Drive in East Aga-na around 7 o’clock yesterday morning and several inches of water threatened to disrupt traffic on the island’s number one " highway in several places through the day At Guam Memorial Hospital doctors and nurses battled leaking roofs and strove to move patients and equipment to dry spots Elvidge Praises Hospital Staff Governor Ford Q Elvidge who made a tour of the hospital yesterday especially commended their work saying “Other people have only themselves to worry about These doctors and nurses are doing a heroic job caring for the patients” The Town House Department Store reported some flooding of their first floor but said it was easily stemmed Route 8 at Barrigada by the Long Barn store was impassable all day as was the Manengon road off Route 4 by the Ylig bridge Water was high under the bridge at Coontz Junction and at one time flotsum under the bridge threatened serious flooding Dean Brothers reported little damage at their construction sites as diu Associated Construction Bill North island manager for Dean Bros said not enough work has been completed at the new government house for floods o do any damage and their man concern was the coral pit by the new hospital Business came almost to a complete standstill Most stores were closed or at best working only with skeleton crews of employes These employes were not ovei-worked however since few shoppers ventured forth One department store reported that only 20 percent of its workers reported for work Most government offices were closed for business or operating only on a stand-by basis Public works and the police department were the centers of most activity as they answered emergency calls throughout the day SHOPS FLOODED Business houses in Tamunirg suffered the worst concentrated losses both in s‘ock and to property Completely flooded with muddv water ranging in depth from one to three feet depending upon the floor heights of the buildings weie Marianas Sports The Esquiie Shop Guam Dry Cleaners Ada's Store Tommy’s Soda Fountain Service Center Coral’s Shop Kitty’s Beauty Salon Marianas Optical Co Marianas Sales — in fact practically every business on both sides of Marine Drive from the Guam Tire & Supply Co which only had to sweep out a few inches of water to the Talk O'The Town Restaurant SUPPLIES RUINED Untold thousands of dollars in electrical equipment was flooded in Marsports Also ammunition athletic equipment and other supplies were completely ruined or badly water logged Both the store and warehouses were awash The Service Center also suffer- -ed heavy merchandise losses in photographic equipment and supplies and clothing Coral's Shop looked like the Canals of Venice with boxes of shoes and dresses floating about like minature gondolas Hundreds of dollars in pharmaceutical supplies were afloat in the drug department of Marianas Optieal Co Piles of freshly cleaned clothing were reduced to sodden dirty heaps in the cleaning plant cf the Guam Dry Cleaners Even those pressed and hanging in bags on racks in the front pf the plant did not escape as the slowly rising water inched up to soil the bottoms of the garments The company’s expensive equipment all was under two feet of water probably necessitating heavy repair bills before they can operate again HOMES INUNDATED Residents behind the Tamuning business sec'ion fared no better All of the homes in the area with the exception of those built high off the ground were inundated Wicker furniture clothing and o her light and bouyant objects floated about in the houses vacated by the occupants who sought refuge in the homes of friends Those fortunate enough to have driven their cars from the area before the water reached flood proportions had to park their vehicles along Marine Drive and wade thigh deep to their homes to pick up personal beloagings Late risers found their cars marooned in the muddy swirling lake which rose m low-lying spots over the hoods of automobiles Stalled ears lined most roads through the island One brigat spot jft the otherwise gloomy mo-taring picture was the sight of a topless jeep its driver bent against the pelting downpour pushing a stalled GuvGuam bus at the junction of Route 4 and Marine Drive The operation was successful as the drowned out motor of the bus finally sputtered -and then roared into life SCHOOLS CLOSED The bus driver’s trip was fruitless since the schools were ordered closed But it was no holidiy for the children and teachers woo were forced to spend a dreary day closely confined to th-ur homes ANDERSEN FLOODED Conditions varied at military installations At Andersen where personnel were ordered to remain in barracks and quarters all day floods were reported as far as tne Right line across the main perimeter road and outside wing headquarters Other floods were reported in low lying areas on the field At breakfast yesterday morning AACS Barrigada transmitter site personnel were marooned and unable to reach the chow hall The Navy apparently got o'f the lightest with minor water damage reported at a few installations Com Mar operations reported weather planes at NAS and Andersen unable to take off and yesterday’s weather fixes were made by radar and by planes from Tokyo STORM MOVES AWAY At 5 pmi yesterday a Tokvo plane pinch-hitting for the Guam weather squadrons reported Alice 80 miles west northwest of Guam Winds were estimated up to 65 knots and a radar check at noon indicated the storm was moving away from here at eight knots Governor Elvidge and government department heads toured the island as far as was possible yesterday inspecting da'nta -ea Upon his return the governor praised the efforts of police civil defense and other ag their work

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