WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THIRTEEN Oppenheimer Probe Has Gone Quietly on Since Last Summer By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — Except for two things the investigation of atomic scientist Dr. ! J. Robert Oppenheimer — to determine whether he's loyal or a security risk — might have gone on quietly to the end. New York newspapers heard of the investigation and broke the story of his suspension. And Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis), who a week ago hinted about dirty work on the hydrogen bomb, has jumped into the case with both feet. It won't be quiet now. Before the 1 basic, publicly known detail- get [lost in a gush of words, hr 2 are ' the events leading up to now. .April 21, 1953. President Eisen[ bower issued his security program | covering government employes. Even though an employe has been ; investigated before, he must be reinvestigated if there's substantial derogatory information about him. There was such information about Oppenheimer, a consultant to- the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and head of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. During the war he was chief of the scientists who developed the atom bomb. Since then he has been an AEC adviser. June 5, 1953. The AEC renewed its contract with Oppenheimer. July 3, 1953. Lewis Strauss became AEC chairman, knew of information about Oppenheimer. July 7, 1953. Strauss decided Oppenheimer no longer could keep secret documents. Investigation was begun. New Charge November 1953. Justice Depart- City Library Gels 53 New Volumes 32 of the New Books Are Donated As Memorial Gifts Fifty-three new books have been added to the circulation of the Bly- theviUe Public Library, including a donation of 32 memorial books, according to Miss Ira Gray, librar- m. , Memorial books donated to the library are: In memory of Benjamin James Allen—'Directory of Humorous Quotations" by Ecar, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Russell C. Farr; "Questions and Answers of Real Estate,, by Semonow and "Our Will Rogers" by Croy Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Hays; "How to Paint with Brush and Spray," Popular Mechanics, Mr. and Mrs/B. A. Bugg; "Coin Collecting" by Coffin, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Chapman. In memory of Dianne Autry — "Better Homes and Garden Second Story Book" by O'Conner, H. and W Club. In memory of Chester A. Brown — "Conway's Treasury of Flower Arrangements" by Conway, Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Nash; "David Farragut, Sailor" by Rayher, Mrs. W. C. Leggett and Louise Leggett and Mrs. Bob Burns. , In memory of Mrs. Grover E. Keck —"The First Ladies of Fashion" by Truett ,Mrs. Elizabeth Hollipeter and Mrs. Jane Welch; "Freedom's Way" by McCormick, the Matt Monahan family; "Complete Book of Bulbs,, by Rockwell, Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Sloan; In memory of Virgil R. Green— "The power of Positive Thinking" by Peale, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Parker; * * * In memory of Mrs. M. F. Garrig an — "Crimson Is the Eastern Shore" by Tracy, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Monahan. In memory of Joe Earby — "Successful Color Photography" by Feininger. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Caldwell; "The Olovers, A Biography" by Barker, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Stickman; "The Great Iron Ship" by Dugan, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Homer. In memory of Mrs. Ella Marie Latta — "Plant Propagation" by Hottes, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Bugg; Five nig, "Lets Arrange Flowers" by Dunlap, East Side Garden Club; "The Holiday Book," by Kohl, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Brogdon; "Color Design in Apparel" by Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. bale S. Bnggs; "The Child From to Ten" by Gessell and Mr. and Mrs W. S. Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. James Mack Williams,'Jr., "The Lady from Arlington" by Kane Elliott Fletcher Chapton, TL D. C.; In memory of Mrs. S. P. Martin — "The Picture History of France" by Button, Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Reichel; "Seven Steeples" by Henrichsen, Mrs. Dan Ross; "A Star to Follow" by Haowar, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Marr; "The Moon is shining As Bright As Day", Mrs. Sarah Lunsford; "Story Lives of American Composers" by Bakless, Mr. and Mrs. Tom A. Little; "The United States" by Ogrizek, Mr. and Mrs. Dan H. Bell and Mr. and Mrs. Blan S. Heath; "Lorna Ddone" by Blackmore, Mrs. Tom F. Martin and Mrs. John Bishop; "Barnum Presents" by General, and "Tom Thumb" by Desmond, Mr. and Mrs. Joe P. Pride, Jr. * * * In memory of Mrs. Pearl Meyers —"Scandinavia" by Orizek, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Huddleston. Other books added to the shelves are: "Man Missing" by Eberhart, "Treasury of Science" by Shapley, "Born Leader" by Mclnosh, "Away All Boats" by Dodson, "Little Ark" by Hartoz, "Snow King" by Strong "Cracker Barrel Troubleshooter" by Kjelgaard. "Forty Plus Eight" by Kinbrough, "Whispering Shadow" by Seeley. "Crossroads" by Gentry, "Rainbow on the Road" by Fof'bes, "Cats of Destiny" by Downey, "Spare Room" by White, "Rougue Cop" by McGivern, "Go, Team, Go" by Tunis, "Song of Ruth by Slaughter, "Star of Wild Horse. Canyon" by Bulla, "Happy Hollitsers" by West. "Fun With Science" by Freeman, "Here and Now Stories" by Mitchell, "Picture Story of the Philippines" by O'Neill, "Mixed-Up Twins" by Haywood. Thieves Are Tankers DES MOINES (£>)—They may be using tank truckes now in thievery- A road oil company reported to police that someone took 30,000 gallons of road oil from its storage lank here in an eight-day period. The company said the oil, for use on country roads, apparently was hauled away in tank trucks. ment told President Eisenhower about Oppenheimer. President said "blank wall" must be kept between him and secrets until investigation cleared him or ousted him. Dec. 23, 1953. Maj. Gen. K. D. Nichols, AEC's general manager, wrote Oppenheimer that, because of material in his file, he was being suspended .as security risk. Nichols said Oppenheimer could get a hearing if he wished. Nichols cited 16 charges, on most of which Oppenheimer had been investigated before. Most of them accused him of Communist affiliations and friendships before and during war. Oppenheimer had pre- v i o u s 1 y acknowledged and explained most of the charges. He had not been dismissed. Nichols added one that seems new: that Oppenheimer deliberately tried to delay this country's development of the hydrogen bomb. March 4, 1954. Oppenheimer wrote Nichols saying he wanted a hearing to try to clear himself. Oppenheimer went back over explanation of the old charges, denied he had ever been a Communist party member or'delayed hydrogen bomb development. April 6, 1954. McCarthy replied on television to criticism of his tactics by Edward R. Murrow on March 9 TV show. With no visible connection to Murrow, McCarthy asked: "If there were no Communists in our government, why did we delay 18 months our research on the hydrogen bomb?" Nothing Sinister April 7, 1954. Eisenhower, asked about McCarthy statement, said he knew of no delay in H-bomb program. Former President Truman said there had been no delay. Rep. W. Sterling Cole, chairman of Congress' Atomic Energy Committee, said there had been discussion whether it was wise to rush into full-scale work for perhaps three months, between September 1949 when the Russians tested their atomic bomb and Jan. 31. 1950, when Truman ordered go-ahead on H-bomb. Cole said he saw nothing sinister in this debate involving AEC members, scientific advisers and the National Security Council. April 12, 1954. Panel set up by AEC began considering Oppenheimer's case. April 13, 1954. The story of Oppenheimer's investigation, under way since last summer, broke in New York newspapers. Sen. 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