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of STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY Fair Wednesday and Thursday and slightly warmer; high Wednesday in 60's, low Wednesday night 28-32, high Thursday 70-75. Wed. sunrise 6:04, sunset Thu. sunrise 6:05, sunset 5:18 (Special late weather torecast for the Scottsbluff region, from U. 8.

Weather Bureau, Kansas City, received 10 p. Unchecked Reds Move Closer to Chinese Capital Nationalists Are Moving Offices Out of Dying Canton; Premier Sees Chiang on Formosa. Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 12. (A)-Chinese communist military dispatches Wednesday said the na1'onalists have evacuated the big Kwangtung seaport of Swatow, 180 miles northeast of here.

The dispatches said Red troops were expected to occupy the city at any inament. The nationalist garrison, these reports said, fled by sea under the pressure of advancing communist forces. Canton, Oct. (P)-Chinese communist troops in an unchecked drive today thrust to within 40 miles of this dying nationalist capital. The Chinese foreign office abruptly wound up its business in the middle of the afternoon.

That was about time reports circulated that the communists had seized Tsingyun, only 40 miles to the north of Canton. Canton technically still is the capital, but that is all. Everyone intending to get out is too busy packing to attend to official busiress. Acting Pres. Li Tsung-Jen is expected to fly to Chungking, wartime capital 600 miles to the 1 orthwest, tomorrow.

The formal roclamation of Chungking as the capital is expected about Saturday. Premier Yen Hsi-Shan, however, suddenly turned up on Formosa, the island province built into a fortress by Chiang Kai-Shek. An official announcement said the premier went to Formosa for consultations with Chiang. This seemed to spike widespread and apparently trustworthy reports that Chiang had arrived in Canton. Only last July Chiang to perish in the defense of necessary.

Trucks, and with man baggage flowed carts to the railway station, docks and the White Cloud air field. Members of the nationalist parliment cut short their session and fled either to Chungking or ForEvery plane, ship and train motions Kong, the British crown colony to the south, was jammed. U. S. charge d'affaires Robert Strong flew to Hong Kong after removing the embassy shield from the Yokohama specie bank where he 'had his office.

Strong, like most other diplomats, intends to spend a few days in Hong Kong before going Chungking. Hundreds of thousands of poorer Chinese are remaining in this shabby south China city. They seem apathetic. For most of them, conditions cannot get much worse. But as in Peiping other cities before the Reds came, the resignation or apathy was mixed with fear and dread.

Nationalist military leaders still were talking of defending Canton to the last against the troops of Red Gen. Chen Keng. It was believed, however, the nationalists would pull out to the southwest. Beet Crop Runs Higher in Sugar Three Mills Operating, One to Open Today. The Gering, Mitchell and Bayard sugar factories started their slicing campaign for 1949 Tuesday morning, according to Lyman H.

Andrews, northern district manager for the Great Western Sugar Co. The Scottsbluff factory will start grinding beets at 8 a. m. today (Wednesday). The start of the campaign was delayed approximately 24 beyond earlier expectations because of the recent week end rains.

The rains were of great benefit to growers in providing needed moisture to soften the dry ground and aid the mechanical harvesters. Andrews said the first Nebraska beet deliveries are most gratifying in their promise as to tonnage and sugar content. The average sugar content beets delivered on Oct. 7 was more than higher than the sugar average for the same date a year ago. The first contract reported finished by John Meier, on the Carl Brackman farm at the Mathers dump in the Gering district, averaged about 22.5 tans per acre, with a sugar content of approximately 15.5%.

Generally those growers who have started harvesting are well pleased with the excellent yield prospects of their beet crop, company said. Present estimates made men, Nebraska agricultural staff of the sugar company place the 1949 crop as the best since the 1941 crop, which averaged 16.45 tons per acre, with an average sugar content of 16.26%. The large number of mechanical beet harvesters which was augmented this year by the purchase of many new machines, has largely removed the fear of hand labor shortage in this area, it is believed. Dried molasses beet pulp at Gering, Mitchell and Bayard, and wet beet pulp at Scottsbluff, will be available for delivery to feeders and stockmen Wednesday. Freeze Due Thursday Omaha, Oct.

11. The extended five-day weather forecast for Nebraska: Temperatures will average 3-5 degrees below normal: normal maxi; mum 70: normal minimum 38 west, east; little change in temperature Wednesday; becoming colder Thursday and warmer Saturday; colder again Sunday: no precipitation of consequence; breeze likely Thursday sight. Scottsbluff Vol. 49. No.

87. ONLY WESTERN DAILY NEBRASKA'S PAPER Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Train Derailed by Undermined Track This aerial view shows the jack cars and units of the Rock Island streamliner Imperial which jumped the rails near Meade, and took the lives of at least five persons and injured an estimated 50 others. The train, surrounded by standing water, was thrown when it hit a spot in the roadbed which had been under- Weather Picnic Is Over in Nebraska, Colder Predicted Below Average Foreseen in Next Five Days; Storm Ebbing. By the Associated PressNebraska's weather picnic apparently is over. And that means an end to picnic weather which has prevailed throughout the early fall.

The weatherman has issued a five forecast temperatures calling for and be- a average likelihood of frost. Wednesday Nebraskans can look for fair skies but temperatures will stop their rise in the 70's. Thursday, the extended forecast says, it will be colder. After a warmer day on Saturday, tempertures are expected to skitter downward on Sunday. All in all.

temperatures over the five-day period are likely to average three to five degrees below the normal maximum of 70 and minimums of 38 in the west, 43 in the east. There isn't likely to be much rain. Temperatures were about the same everywhere in Nebraska Tuesday. Highs included Nortn Platte 61, Hayes Center 62, Sidney 63, Scottsbluff 60, Chadron 63, Grand Island 62, Lincoln 60, Omaha 60, Valentine 59, Burwell 63 and Norfolk 60. Death Toll Now 22 By the Associated PressThe death toll from midcontinent gales rose to 22 Tuesday as cleanup crews began repairing damage to communication lines and property.

The storm that brought winds of hurricane velocity to some midwestern areas blew itself out over the Hudson bay arca. The death list showed seven were dead in Wisconsin; one in Iowa, two in South Dakota, three in Illinois, four in Kansas, three in Wyoming, and two in Nebraska. Oliver "Red" Hahnenstein, former triple threat halfback at Northwestern university, was electrocuted at Aurora, Tuesday while working on a stormweakened power line. Hahnenstein, a 1941 graduate of Northwestern, was a lineman for the Western United Power Co. Temperatures dropped 20 degrees in some midwestern areas in the wake of the storm, but unseasonable heat still prevailed in the east and gulf states.

Temper'atures were in the mid-80's much of the eastern seaboard area. Showers and thunderstorms occurred in a narrow band from northern Ohio southwestward through Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma and northern Texas. Twister Damages Farms Hartington, Oct. 11. (AP) -A half dozen farms in this area were damaged yesterday when a tornado dipped down and cut across an area about six miles long.

There was no loss of life but property damage, was heavy. The twister the Nick Lammers farm nine miles west of here. demolishing a garage, machine and shop, and upset chicken coops and hog houses. Four miles farther on it flattened a cattle barn and hog house on the Elmer Klein farm and smashed a garage against a smaller barn. The twister lifted up the garage without damaging a car and tractor inside.

Still farther on the twister ed six head of hogs on the Ferdinand Guenther farm and damaged a cattle barn and an adjoining horse barn. Three other farms were less seriously damaged. In Harting-, ton the lights at the ball park were blown down. Star-Herald Wednesday, October Missing Beauty Gay as Told of 'New Romance' Robert Cummings Reports on Seeing Girl Before She Disappeared. Los Angeles, Oct.

11. (AP)-The missing brunette film extra, Jean Elizabeth Spangler, 27, had "a new romance" with an unidentified man, actor Robert Cummings disclosed today. Cummings said the beauty told him heart interest last Wednesday. Miss Spangler disappeared Friday night leaving trail for detectives hoping that they will not be confronted with another sex muder. The girl was as a "dress extra," as womworking, an in a night club scene.

"I was sitting on dressing room steps on the my, when Jean walked by whistling," Cummings set. said. "I said 'You sound She replied 'I am, I have a new "I asked her 'Is it and she said 'Not exactly, but I'm having the time of my Cummings and girls at the studio said they had no hint of the identity of the new "heart throb." Miss Spangler had worked at numerous studios as an extra. She also was a television actress and former Earl Carroll dancer. Detectives said that since she left her apartment at 5:30 p.

m. Friday they have found only tangible clue. That is her torn Jean Spangler told of romance purse, the handles ripped off. It found Sunday adjacent to Fern Dell canyon in Griffith park, miles from her home. Investigators said they had little to work on in a parallel with unsolved sex killings such that of Elizabeth Short, known as the "Black Dahlia," in January, 1947.

"The obvious reason we can't compare the cases is that we have found no body," said one detective. There were however, some thin comparisons with the case of Miss Spangler and others. After the nude, bisected body Miss Short was found, someone mailed her purse to the police. In the disappearance case of Mrs. Mimi Boomhower, Bel-Air widow.

her purse was found at a with a scrawled note "found this on beach." There has been no trace of Mrs. Boomhower, dead or alive, since she dropped from sight last August. Broadwater Child Hurt in Bottle-Gas Accident Broadwater, Oct. 11. (Special)Glenda Middleton, 14, daughter of Mr.

and Mrs. Clifford Middleton of Broadwater, received mild first degree burns of the face and arms in a bottle-gas explosion at het home Tuesday, according to the attending physician. She was treated by the Bridgeport physiand released. According to reports, the girl was lighting a gas when mild explosion occurred. No fire or property damage from the plosion was reported.

The Middletons live on about a mile west of here. 12, 1949 16 Bissonette Sent to Prison for 10 Years on Forgery Charges Dist. Judge C. G. Perry Tuesday sentenced Lloyd Bissonette, 34, 'Chadron, to 10 years in the state penitentiary at Lincoln.

Bissonette pleaded guilty charges of forging a check and passing a forged check. Judge Perry sentenced the man to a 10-year term on each count but ruled that the sentences concurrently. arsis Bissonette also seryced fined $50 on each count. Bissonette has served terms the Nebraska penitentiary and reHe was arrested by Scottsblutt police Sept. 5 and since has admitted a large number of forgeries in the state.

Besides Nebraska, Bissonette admitted to officers that he forged checks in Wyoming, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas and South Dakota. His admissions have cleared up more than 60 check forgery cases in the state. Arthur Hill, assistant Scottsbluff police chief said. Judge Perry also heard three other criminal cases. Connie Pe rez, 21, Bayard, pleaded guilty to a charge of adultery.

She was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail but is to be given credit for the time she has already spent there. Deputy Sheriff James Hedge reported that the woman has been confined to the jail since Sept. 21. Jack L. Putnam, 15, Torrington, was arraigned on a check forgery charge.

Judge Perry announced that Putnam indicated a desire to plead guilty but that the hearing was postponed pending appointment of an attorney for the youth. Alexander Scheidt, about 50, appeared before the judge on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. He elected not to plead and requested time to secure an attorney. Judge Perry set a hearOct. 15.

Scheidt has listed various Colorado towns as home. Deputy Sheriff Hedge said that Scheidt formerly worked at McCook. Jury to Check Into Accident Inquest Is Planned Into Duncan's Death. Hemingford, Oct. 11.

(Special) -A coroner's inquest will here tomorrow morning into the death, Marple of James Route, Calvin Alliance, Duncan, Box Butte county coroner Wade Ellis announced tonight. Duncan died Monday night after the pickup truck he was driving left the road and overturned miles north and one mile west of Alliance on Highway 19, according to Safety Patrolman Mike Frerichs. Duncan either thrown from the vehicle onto highway or wandered there after the crash. The officer said that at least two cars had struck Duncan as he was lying on the highway. The body was badly mangled when the patrolman atrived on the scene.

The body was first seen on the highway by N. A. Sheldon, 74, Hemingford. Sheldon toid Ellis that he drove around Duncan who was lying near the center of the road, then turned around so that his car lights were shining on him. Sheldon then related that he attempted to "flag down" a car driven by Tom Hughes, 18, Marple Route.

Hughes' car struck Duncan, Frerichs stated. After his car struck the man, Hughes stopped and then drove into Hemingford for aid. The dead or unconscious man was not removed from the highway and a second car struck him, the officer said. identified the driver of the second car as Hemingford. Raymond N.

J. A. Shel- Shel40, don is an uncle of Raymond, the coroner reported. Ellis said that no autopsy was performed on the body. He added that the inquest is being held at the insistence of the dead man's father, James Duncan.

Six men will comprise the coroner's jury to determine "when and how" Duncan died, the coroner stated. NEHRU IN U. S. Washington, Oct. 11.

Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of "neutral" India arrived today aboard Pres. Truman's personal plane for a first-hand look at the United States. Fierce Winds Rip Through Midwest CIO Chief Tells Steel Strikers Victory Is Near Murray Says Workers to Be Victors in Dispute as Fourth Settlement Attempt to Begin. Pittsburgh, Oct. 11.

(P)-Philip Murray, told workers his striking today CIO they unit- will have victory shortly. Murray spoke to 15,000 cheering strikers at Youngstown, as the government set out on its fourth attempt at peacemaking in the economy-crippling strike. The steel workers and CIO prosident ignored government olive branch waving and shouted to his men: "I assure you that before very long We will all be happy. The strike will be ended and the steel workers will be the victors. The American people will be the beneficiary." Murray lashed out at leaders of the steel industry for denying free pensions and insurance to their workers "while looking forward non-contributory pensions themselves." It was Murray's first speech on a pep stumping tour of major steel cities.

Strike Still Spreading Murray spoke, the steel to allied industries with the Instrike blow continued spreading ternational Harvester Co. layoff of approximately 3,500 employes at its Chicago McCormick plant due to depleted steel supplies. U. S. conciliation director Cyrus S.

Ching started arranging meetings with industry leaders to see what can be done about halting the 11-day shutdown idling 454,000 steel workers. First session will be with Bethlehem Steel the nation's No. 2 producer, in New York on Thursthe middle of next week, said Ching, he will have conferred with three or four major producers, including the giant U. S. Steel Corp.

Ching said sessions also are slated with the union in the peace try. Government intervention in the coal strike took a more definite path, operators met at Charleston, W. to talk over developments in advance of renewed contract talks tomorrow with United Mine Workers chief John L. Lewis. Lewis' 380,000 bituminous diggers east of the Mississippi are on strike in his fight for a new contract with more welfare benefits.

His former labor ally, Murray, is demanding free insurance and pensions as recommended by a presidential fact finding board. The steel industry insists that workers contribute. Governor Delaying Legislature Call Peterson First to View Changes After Rent Controls Stop. Lincoln, Oct. 11.

(AP)-Gov. Val Peterson will not immediately call the state legislature into special session to reconsider the state rent decontrol bill. (The bill is effective Nov. 1). The governor said he would await developments after rent controls cease and then decide whether a special session is needed to reconsider legislative action lifting the controls.

The chief executive said that if the situation after controls are dropped "gets out of hand" it may be necessary to bring the legislalature back. He indicated he would watch closely whether there would be a great number of evictions. It was His judgment when the bill was passed, and it still is, that the question of controls should be determined by the people involved, rather than by legislative act, Gov. Peterson said. But, he added, he is not in al position now to say yes or no on a special session need.

"Certainly consideration to call a special session can only be given on the basis of specific detailed information regarding the rental situation after the effective date of decontrols," the governor said. The special session was asked by Mayor Glenn Cunningham of Omaha. He said a state of emergency existed in Omaha. landlords, the mayor declared, are notifying tenants rents under the decontrol law passed by the last legislature will be increased or more when the law becomes effective Nov. 1.

Such action is contrary to the pledge made by landlords to legislature that rents would be increased only 10 to Crosby Not Running in G. O. P. Chairman Race Robert Crosby said in a prepared for release my name has been frequently for this post have received a number of and telephone calls urging accept support for that of- James Terrill of Kansas City, checks his roof after it was it is best that my position shifted by tornadic winds which struck over the midwest dropping be made public well in temperatures and bringing excessive rains. At least 16 lives were of the state central com- claimed by the storms, five of them in a train wreck at Meade, meeting." and three in a plane crash near Cheyenne, Wyo.

North Platte, Oct. 11. am not a candidate for the state chairmanship of the Republican Pages Published Every Morning Except Monday A-Bomb 'Morally' Wrong, Navy Officers Claim; McMahon Differs With Expert on Effect of Blast One Wife Too Many, So He Takes Poison Fort Worth, Oct. 11. (A')-A man with two wives introduced them to each other and then took poison.

"It will take only five minutes now," Norman Lewellen said Ag he swallowed two pills. He was dead on arrival at a hospital. Lewellen, cafe, manager here, arrived night with his second wife, Mrs. Beatrice Thurman. He went to the home of Mrs.

L. N. Brothers, mother of his first wife, an expectant mother. He introduced them. between the two attractive, 27-year-old women, Lewellen asked for a glass of water.

Then he took the pills. He married the first Mrs. Lewellen eight months ago. The second wife, a divorcee and mother of four children, produced a marriage license showing she wed Lewellen last week in Terre Haute, Ind. Malik Casts Veto and Demands U.

N. Count Up A-Bombs Russian Delegate Lashes French Arms Census Plan in Speech. 'Lake Success, Oct. 11. (AP)-The Soviet Union demanded tonight a full count of atomic bombs and other arms in the war chests of the 59 members of the United Nations.

It was the first such proposal from the Russians since Pres. Truman on Sept. 23 said there was evidence of an atomic blast in Russia. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Jakob A. a Malik made his brief proposal at the end of a long, quarrelling session the U.

N. security council. Warren R. Austin, United States delegate and council president this month, said in a statement after council adjourned that census of weapons without verification is meaningless. "This is another attempt to fool the public," Austin added.

The United States did not speak today but Britain's Sir Alexander Cadogan bluntly told Malik that he thought the Russians should make some sort of concessions in view of their minority position on all arms questions voted on In the United Nations. Malik answered that the Soviet Union had stated its position many times and that in turn he was willing to listen if the West had anything new to propose. Earlier he had cast Russia's 39th veto to block approval of a resolution of the U. N. commission for conventional armaments.

This resolution laid down a set of principles to limit armaments. do The chief principle, which Soviet fire, stated that a system of regulation and reduction of the armaments, armed houses can be put into effect only in an atmosphere of international confidence and security. Then the security council anproved. 9 to 0 a simple motion to the declaration on to the U. N.

assembly for its information. The Soviet Union and the Soviet Ukraine abstained on thut action. Malik attacked bitterly the plan for a census of conventional arms and tacked on to the end of his speech the proposal which the delegates had expected. Malik said atomic must be counted along with the others. The Soviet proposal would put the security council on record as saying it is necessary for U.

N. members to submit information themselves both conventional armaments and atomic weapons. This would be done 13 a step toward drawing up a control scheme for limiting all armaments. $550 Overlooked as Tavern Is Ransacked Bruce Mattock's tavern on East Ninth street was thoroughly ransacked Monday night but the burglar or burglars failed to discover $550 in a money sack hidden under a beer case, police announced Tuesday. Loot taken in the breakin included $15 from behind the cash register, $5 from the register, a Bulova wrist watch and a cheaper wrist watch, the officers reported.

Police also said that a box containing $12 in pennies and a Hamilton watch were moved from a desk and placed under an icebox. Officers believe that whoever broke into the place was apparently familiar with the surroundings, judging from the thoroughness of the ransacking. Entrance to the building was gained by breaking the window in a door on the east side. Mattlock said the east door is not used normally for I entrance into the building. Statement of Navy Brass Is Termed 'Silly' by Senator; Johnson Will Be Given Hearing.

Washington, Oct. 11. (AP)-Adm. W. H.

P. Blandy testified tonight the Atlantic fleet he commands and the national security w. uld be seriously endangered by proposed cuts in the navy. The admiral turned a broadside, too, on one cut already made tion of the supercarrier United States by Secretary of Defens: Johnson. This, he said, put "an arbitrary limit" on the navy's ability to perform its major mission of commanding the sea.

Blandy appeared before the house armed services committee at an unusual night session to pile up more arguments why the navy present defense system overemphasizes the air force and its big B-36 bomber. Questioned by Chairman Vinson, Georgia Democrat, Blandy said he didn't think navy morale is at "a dangerously low ebb." He No Vote Taken on Price Props Despite Appeal Senate Recesses Without Taking Any Action on Truman Appeal. Washington, Oct. 11. (AP)-De spite a presidential plea for action, the senate recessed tonight without reaching a vote on the hot issue of farm price supports.

Although Democratic leader Lucas called the senate to meet an hour earlier than usual tomorrow in an effort to clear the bill, the delay threatened the drive for final adjournment of congress this week. -The house and senate appeared to be far apart on their farm legislation theories, and other prospective items of sharp dispute such as the displaced persons bill also await action. Before today's unsuccessful drive to clear the farm measure, Pres. Truman summoned his congressional leaders to the White House, to was ask not them "entirely to speed clear, achowever, whether Truman favored the so-called crop support bill sponsored Senator Clinton Anderson, New Mexico Democrat, his former secretary of agriculture, or one providing higher, less flexible support levels. Cooperation is Asked Presidential Charles secretary G.

Ross, who sat in on part of the White House conference, said Truman told his legislative lieutenants he wanted them to "get together on a bill he can sign." Ross wouldn't say what kind of a bill, if any, was specified. Rep. Cecil F. White, California Democrat, had reported after a call on the president yesterday that Truman was strong for supporting basic crons at of parity. Anderson bill provides that in 1950 price supports on basic crops shall be parity there are production controls or marketing controls on them.

In addition, a long list of other crops would be supported at various levels up to After next year, however, the Anderson bill would permit supports for the basic crops to drop as low as of parity. Anderson has said that the support probably would apply to cotton, wheat and corn in 1950. Controls already been announced for next year's crop and there have been predictions that controls will be applied to corn and cotton. By a vote of 44 to 28, the senate adopted an amendment by Senator Magnuson, Washington Democrat, providing that future agreements under the reciprocal trade law must not lower the barriers against importation of farm products if their entry would conflict with farm aid programs. Magnuson said it doesn't make sense use government money to support farm prices, and at the same time cut tariffs so as to let additional foreign crops to swell surpluses.

Eight Persons Die as Mexican Plane Crashes Mexico City, Oct. 11. (A)- Aerovias Coahuila, a Mexican airline, reported tonight all eight people aboard were killed in the crash of its airliner bound for Piedras Negras, opposite Eagle Pass, Tex. Armando Cordero, agent of the line in Sabines, Coahuila state, reported the deaths to the officers here. Aerovias Coahuila, operator 'of the plane, released a list showing five pasand three crewmen were aboard when it crashed.

Eleven search planes went out today to search for the missing aircraft and found its burned wreckage on the side of a peak of the Ovallos mourtains at an altiItude of 5,600 feet. said he the word "concern." He "certainly" he prefers, thinks the navy is concerned and very much disturbed over the way things are going in the defense setup and what is happening to appropriations. He proposed that the army, navy and air force each should determine the weapons and de. vices needed to execute their own missions "without being dictated out- -voted by officers other services." Hopes Vinson's Plan The Atlantic fleet commander expressed hope that congress will write into law an idea advanced for study by Chairman Vinson, Georgia Democrat, of the house committee. It would prevent Secretary Johnson from making administrative cuts in service appropriations without consulting the lawmakers.

Other navy witnesses earlier todav trained critical fire on the B-36 bomber. They suggested that Russia can shoot it down with guided rockets and that, even If the pride of the air force should escape them, its "barbaric" atomizing of cities would strip the U. S. of self-respect. Blandy has observed the atom bomb in action, having commanded the joint -navy task force which conducted "Operation Crossroads." the atomic bomb tests at Bikini lagoon.

He said he is not blind to the deterrent effect of the longrange bomber and the atom bomb on a potential aggressor. But he nevertheless expressed belief everyone will agree their deterrent value has been reduced by Russia's apparent possession of an A-bomb of its own. The admiral said the navy must have large fast carriers, with offensive striking it is to carry out its far-flung missions in case of war. Three navy officers and a marine corps air authority went before the house armed services committee to contend that the inter-continental atom bomber is being and close air support for ground troops neglected, by present defense policies. One of them, Com.

Eugene Tatom, stirred up angry denials and criticism with his statement yesterday that you could stand in the open in ordinary clothes and injury from an atom bomb blast only 6,855 feet away. McMahon Disputes Claim Senator McMahon, Connecticut Democrat, chairman of the joint congressional committee on atomic energy, rose in the senate to declare Tatom's statement "silly" and untrue. "It is dangerous to over-emphasize the importance of the atomic weapon, he said, "but God knows it may be fatal to under -emphasize it." Referring to Secretary of Defense Johnson's cancellation of navy plans to build a super aircraft carrier several months ago, McMahon said the navy had wanted the carrier to deliver the A-bomb super, to all parts of the world. "Now that they don't have the super carrier, it (the atom bomb) isn't so good," he added. Rep.

Holifield, California Democrat, another member of the congressional atomic committee, called Tatom's statement dangerous. He said it obviously was based on knowledge of the "obsolete" bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Since then great has been made in development the bomb. Figures Tatom gave on casualties in the atom bombing of Hiroshima were questioned also by a member of the house committee to which the navy is presenting its case against proposed budget cuts. Tatom quoted from a report by the medical division of the U.

S. strategic bombing survey, which (Continuec on page three) Reds Beaten in Norway party," statement day. mentioned and I letters me to fice, should advance Imittee Oslo, Norway, Oct. 11. (AP)Premier Einar Gerhardsen's labor government has scored a surprising triumph by winning at least 86 seats in the new 150-member parliament, tabulations from Monday's election showed tonight.

On the other hand the communists, who alone of all the Norwegian parties opposed Norway's membership in the Atlantic pact, lost all but one of their 11 seats..

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