The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1954 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 26, 1954
Page 2
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TARE.) OOtmiER KEWj MONDAY, APRIL H, ItM Hit Iht Silk In Huge Exercise Army/Air Force Train for Atomic D«rens* in War Garnet FT. BRAGG, N. C. (AP) — Nine thousand paratroopers, som* carrying Geiger counters instead of guns, were ready to strike from the skies today in war games training the Army and Air Force in atomic defense. :";;.:.., •••,.... _. . The mass jump, the biggest one- day airborne operation since the Rhineland drop in 1945, was scheduled a half hour after the neutralizing of five drop zones through •Hie simulated dropping of an Atomic bomb. A a«*t of 400 C119 Flying Box- caxs was marshaled at three Carolina Air Force bases to move the paratroopers into battle. The day's operation,-a high spot of Exercise Plash Burn and Exercise Tacair 54-7, separate Army. *nd Air Force maneuvers, was designed to test the mobility and flexibility of the nation's armed force*. New concepts of warfare, resulting f rojn electronic and atomic developments, are being tried out. The paratroopers came from the 82nd Airborne Division. Their mission was to seiie an 80-square-mile airhead for the air landing of ele- from Camp Polk, La., for immedi- ments of the 37th Infantry Division att combat operations about 1,000 miles from their home base. ; A i r b or n e spokesmen reported that the use of an atom bomb on an airhead to neutralize it before the dropping of paratroopers wouW ease their operations. They SPOKANE. Wash. (*>) - Spokane* explained that an atomic explosion gives civil defense a maximum ef- would wipe out anti-airborne ob- f ° rt today in "Operation Walkout. This is the nation's first test exercise to involve evacuation of a metropolitan area and observers are here from all parts of the country. The assumption Is that an atomic bomb, twice as powerful as the one that hit Hiroshima, Is headed this way. At 9:05 a. m., A siren Downtown gives the "Red alert." some 20,000 persons are expected to walk out on that signal. Everyone has been asked to leave a 50-square- block area in the center of this city Of 175,000. The evacuees, who aren't required to take part, will gather outside the target area and wait. The fartherest anyone will have to walk is five blocks. CROUNDED—Seven-month-old Glenn Stanley is getting plenty of attention from attendants at a Houston, Tex., hospital. They think he's the youngest ever admitted to the hospital with two broken legs. When he stood up in his crib crying for a bottle he slipped and broke both legs. With him, is his aunt, Mary Finn, who is takine care of Glenn while's he's hosoitalized. such as spiked poles and ^ wire entanglements that the Germans Used in World War n. An air burst of an atomic bomb, tfaey added, would leave the area relatively free from atomic contamination, permitting the paratrooper drops soon after the explosion. Troops carrying Geiger couaters and protective chemical patches to detect radiation were in tie operation. PHILADELPHIA W — The FBI and selective service official*: join*d local police today Investigating the destruction of records -and Piles Keep Coming Back?- No Matter What You Do! Soviet Diplomats Delay Australian Departure CANBERRA, Australia, (AP) — Prime Minister Robert G. Menzies says Russia's diplomats here, packing for home after a break in Soviet-Australian relations, san go any time. But the Soviets still held back exit permits today for the Australian Embassy staff in Moscow. Acting Foreign Minister Sir Philip McBride handed the Russian ambassador a note yesterday rejecting demands that the Canberra government hand back Vladimir Petrov and his wife. ' The note replied to the Kremlin's communication last week severing diplomatic relations between the two countries because the fugitive Russian couple nad been granted political asylum here. The Soviets branded Petrov a "criminal" who allegedly embezzled embassy funds and charged the Australians kid- naped Mrs. Petrov, an embassy code clerk. Petrov in Hiding Petrov, former third secretary of the Soviet Embassy, has" been in hiding since he abandoned communism and turned over hundreds of embassy documents to the Australian government. The papers purported to reveal a big Red spy ring in Australia. The Soviets had ordered Australian Charge D'Affaires Brian Hill and his staff to leave Moscow by last night. But yesterday sources in the Russian capital said the departure of the envoy and the two other men, three women and two children in the Moscow embassy was now "conditional on developments in Australia." This stirred speculation here the delay was forced because the 51 Kussians—staff members and families—in the embassy here have been unable to get quick air passage out of the country. The Foreign Ministry has been contacting shipping and airline companies to arrange reservations. " Hill May be Hostage It was suggested that the Russians might be using Hill as a hostage to get Tass correspondent Victor Antonov out of Australia without delay. Antonov, lacking diplomatic immunity, could" be Princeton fttumo* To 89 Hild in Stou/ SEOUL (* — President Syngman Rhee and U. N. Economic Coordinator C. Tyler Wood are expected to be among 40 graduates of Princeton University who will hold their school's first reunuion in Korea, May 7. Rhee was graduated from Princeton in l»10; Wood in 1821. Harvard, Princeton, and Yale are names of mountain peaks in the Sawatch range of the Rockies in Colorado. called to testify in an investigation of the espionage charges which the government is setting up. His apartment has been described unofficially as an espionage center. Menzies did not appear worried about Hill's being held up. He said yesterday he considered the delay of little importance. Australia also formally rejected Soviet charges' that Mrs. Petrov had been forcibly prevented from leaving Australia. The attractive blonde left an airliner at Darwin after heading for home under escort by three Russians. Australian police disarmed two of the escorts in an airport scuffle. Today members of the Russian Embassy staff burned more documents and also some movie film in the embassy back yard. Adults Outstrip Children CARO, Mich Of)—Seventy more adults'than children attend classes at Caro High School. The 495 adults participate in a nightly adults •du- cation program. Caro, ft community of 3,500 persons, is in southeastern Michigan. RELIABLE- CAR SERVICE -DEPENDABLE • Tire Repair •Road Service •Battery Servict • Lubrication •Washing • Lion Oil Product* Experienced Personnel To Serve You. Cant and Trucks Called for and Delivered. All Vehicle! FmBf Insured While in Our Care. 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