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"YOUR FREEDOM NEWSPAPER" VOL, 38 NO, 35 ITTl Ltfiied Wlrei NBA, McNaniM Fcatnrti Japan Guards Against China Bo TOKYO (UP!) -Japan put emergency precautionary measures into effect today to guard against any possible harmful effects from the radioactive fallout from Communist China's third nuclear bomb exploded in the air Monday over western China. Despite the alert there were no immediate prediction of actual danger to human life. Japanese scientists said the bomb exploded Monday was "significantly" stronger than the previous two tests. But they said the thermonuclear contests of Monday's bomb had increased radioactive fallout enormously. Prof. Takao Kosaka of Niigata University said some of the radioactive particles blown to Japan on a 100 mile an hour Jetstream had from 100 to 200! times more radioactive content than similar particles from the first and second Chinese oombs. They said sensitive instruments at the Central Meteorological Agency did not record the test. "if the Chinese nuclear; device had the dstructive power of more than one megaton (1 million tons of TNT), our instruments would have certainly registered something to give us an idea on how large and powerful it might be," one official said. He said he agreed with early U.S. Defense Department re- Kosaka said scope ot fte ffltplwfondmM be determined from the minary sample* ttf CLOVtS, NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY, MAY It, I960 ports that the bomb was about] 20 kitotons. Prof. Takeo Kosaka of! "giant radioactive particles"! were detected in Niigata Prefecture, on northern Japan's west coast which faces China, less than 48 hours after the blast. Although the level of fallout was high, Kosaka said, it was not sufficient humans. One of the particles rcgLl- tered a radioactivity of 500/ counts or 1.5 million mien microcuries. Its radioactivi was 100 times as great as that found in particles two days after the second Chinese test op May 14, 1965. Particles detected in NHgati after the first Chinese test on Oct. Id, 1994, contained a radiation content of from 1,800 to 7,500 mlcro-mlcfoctitles. Red China aafd the test contained "thermonuclear materials," Indicating that it may have been experimenting with a hydrogen bomb or a triggering device for such a bomb. debris detected so far. But said first indication* ware ilia bomb component! "very much Bfee second Chinese experiment, House Clears Minimum Wage Hike To $1.60 WASHINGTON (UPI) —The House Rules Committee today cleared for floor action legislation to raise the federal minimum wage by 35 cents to $1.60 an hour and extend Appointment To Senate Announced LANSING Mich. (UPI) — Gov. George Romney today annouced the appointment of Rep. Robert P. Griffin, R- Mich., to the United States Senate. Griffin, already a candidate for the Senate seat in the November election, will serve the final eight months of the term of Sen. Patrick V. McNamara, D-Mich., who died April 30. The congressman, in Viet Nam on a congressional study tour, quickly accepted the appointment and said he was "honored and humbled." His acceptance announcement was given to Saigon newsmen before Romney even announced the news conference and killec any element of surprise. Plane Crashes. Burns; 3 Die HOUSTON (UPI) —A private ly-owned, twin-engine Beech craft plane crashed at an intersection on the edge of coverage to seven million new workers. The vote in closed session was 9 to 6. The bill, backed by the Johnson administration, had been stalled in the committee since late March, House leaders now are expected to schedule it for debate within two weeks. The measure would increase the minimum wage for about 30 million workers to $1.40 next Feb. 1 and to $1.60 a year later. Safety: Improved emergency care for accident victims must be a part of any attack on highway death and injury, i government official said today Dr. Philip R. Lee, assistant secretary of the Health, Education and Welfare Department said development of a safer car could reduce crash deaths am injuries. Houston International Airport today while trying to take off. The plane burned. The Houston police dispatcher said first reports from the scene indicated three deaths and one critical injury. Planes of the type that orashed carry 12-14 passeivgers. The control tower said the plane crashed directly after it became airborne. Witnesses said they could tell the plane was in trouble as soon as it left the ground. GOP Fights LBJ Loan Program WASHINGTON (UPI) —The House Rules Committee today approved President Johnson 1 top-priority government loan financing plan, sending it to the House floor and solid Republi can opposition. The rules committee clearec the measure on a 9-6 vote. Bostered by support organized labor, Republican organized a fight to block th move to finance billions o dollars in government-backe loans with private investmen funds. Under the plan, starting 1, the government would b permitted to sell to private investors interest - bearin-g shares in a "pool" of $2.3 billion in government loans to farmers, veterans, students ana colleges. The Federal Nations! Mortgage Association would act as broker and trustee of t h e pool. In Viet Relations Committee McNamara Back At War WASHINGTON (UPI) -The ienate Foreign Relations Committee holds a rematch with Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara today with its dissenting Democrats sure to urn the talk from aid to the Viet Nam war. McNamara was called to ;estify on the administration's 53.4 billion foreign aid program 'or fiscal 1967. His last appearance before the group on a similar errand triggered sharp exchanges over U.S. Viet Automakers Effect On Stock Eyed DETROIT (UPI) —To car conscious Detroit, the Wall Street reaction to disclosure of a slight spring cutback in auto production made little sense. Tuesday's stock rally thickened the fog. The market bounded up on an announcement from Chrysler Corp., that was cutting 4,700 cars from June production schedules but would still set a company record for June utput. Chrysler's June cutback wiH nvolve closing assembly plants Nam policy. Committee Democrats, in bitter disarray over U.S. involvement in the war, ignored the aid question Monday when Secretary of State Dean Rusk appeared before them. Chairman J. William Fulbright, asked Tuesday in another forum not to talk about Viet Nam, was expected to give full voice to his questions about U.S. policy. The Arkansas Democrat and Sen. Wayne L. Morse, D-Ore., leading critics of the administration's Viet Nam policy, were sure to continue their questioning. mained to be answered on why the United States was there for him to ignore the subject. Republicans clearly were pleased by the prospect of Democrats continuing to attack their own President's policy, although they were quick to say they thought it harmed the war effort. Sen. Bourke B. Hickenlooper, Iowa, senior GOP member of the committee, said he felt the televised hearings "don't do the country any good. Of course I have no control over it. Hickenlooper also was cool to Morse's call for hearings on the Fulbright spoke to a meeting of 1,500 educators Tuesday in California and, though asked not to talk about Viet Nam, he said too many questions re- Fight 2 U.S. Planes Lost To Ack-Ack Robert JMcNamara legal foundation for Viet U.S. Nam. "We're In this thing and the thing to do is figure how to get out— not quarrel about how we got there. Earthquakes Plague Russia MOSCOW (UPI) — More earthquakes struck Tashkent today and the Soviet government moved in bulldozers and tanks to knock down buildings made unsafe by 15 days of tremors. Tass, the Soviet news agency, said more than 50,000 persons have been left homeless by the quakes. About 6,000 have been re- housed, but the rest are living in "tent cities" or in public buildings. Queen Called Godivo Descended LONDON (UPI) — Pebrett, the "Bible" of British aristocracy, said today Queen Elizabeth II is a descendant of Jjady Godiva, the legendary English horsewoman who rode nude through Coventry in the llth Century to ease the people's tax burden. In its 164th annual edition, the edition celebrating the 900th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, Debrett also traces the Queen's ancestry to both the winner of the battle, Wilflam the Conqueror, and loser, King Harold. Soap Firm Fire Injures Over 100 DETROIT (UPI) — Fire department investigators sifted through the ruins of the Wayne Soap Co. here today, seeking to determine the cause of the blast Tuesday which killed one workman and injured more than 100 persons, most of them children. The main building of the company was flattened, two other buildings on trie 10-aere property were heavily damaged, and all the windows in an elementary school a half block away were blown out by the force of the blast one witness described as "like an atom bomb." Caprurtd Prittf Released ROUE UPI) ~ Spanish diplomat-priest Msgr. Marcos Ussia Urruticoechea was freed today by Span* jards who kidnaped him as a political hostage 13 days ago to dramatize theiy ©position to the Franco regime. The 44-year-oid priest told a news conference "there were never my death threats" and that bis captors ai* ways saM they wanted to let hJBa go. Stock Moitet •&•§ Mkbtt School Budget Hearing Slated A state budget hearing on a Hearings for Texico and Gra- proposed $4,290,061 budget f o r>dy school budgets were to get Clovis Municipal Schools for thejunderway at the CHS cafeteria 1966-67 school year will be con- this afternoon. Grady's hearing ducted at the Clovis High School t Newark, Del., and Los [Cafeteria Thursday. Vngeles for four days starting | A state hearing was to begin in day 31, laying off about 6,000 workers. From here the news from Chrysler was about the same s that from General Motors or p., late last week and Ford ilotor Co., Monday. But the GM and Ford cutback disclo- ures were blamed for sharp eclines in stock prices. Industry observers were vir- ually unanimous in evaluating he cutbacks as little more than bruise in a proud industry's anity. Their total effect will be to ut about 160,000 cars from arlier May through July iroduction schedules which were pegged during the rosy ;low of January, February and March when car sales were looming at a fantastic annual ate of 10 million a year. Underground Nuclear Test Announced LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) ^ An underground nuclear device with a force of up to 200,000 tons of TNT will be exploded Friday at the Nevada test site, the Atomic Energy Commission announced Tuesday. The test will be the second large explosion at the site in the last week. The low intermediate test meaning something between was scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and involves a request of $132,973 for operations an dan addi- Portales at 9 a.m. today. T h eitional $12,000 tor the rest of the budget operational request for 1966-67 totals $1,388,000. 3,000 and mOQQ tons of TNT in force, might be felt by persons outside the test site area, toe AEC said. 59th Baptist Convention Opens In KC KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI)Thousands of delegates and visitors swarmed Kansas City to day for the opening of the 59th annual meeting of the American Baptist Convention. The group's general council, in a pre-convention meeting Tuesday, authorized the creation of a Commission on Chrisian Unity to "engage American Baptists in a study of the >vider and deeper meaning of Christian unity." The council earlier this yea; declined an invitation to par ticipate in the consultation of church union with other major denominations. The council Tuesday, how ever, approved almost unani mously the recommendation o ts executive committee. Action came after Rev. Dr Robert G. Torbet of Kansa City, Kan., concluding a year as convention president, callec attention "to the persistent ex pressions of disappointment on the part of many in our cot vention that we are not partic, pants in the consultation." The Rev. Dr. Torbet, dean o Central Baptist Theological Seminary at Kansas City, Kan. will be the featured speaker tonight at the convention's formal opening. He wUi talk on "The Alternatives Before Us." eneral budget. Texico's hearing as to follow Grady's today. The equest is for a $261,117 general udget. A hearing on a proposed $258,' 447 budget for Melrose schools /ill be heard Thursday, follow- ng the Clovis hearing. The Clovis budget request, to e heard by Harry Wugalter, hief, State Public School Fiance Division, is $2,635,971 less lan the current school budget. The big decrease over the 965-66 budget is mainly because tie current year's budget includ- d money for the $2,250,000 bond ssue financing current school construction. Under the budget request for .966-67, Vernon Mills, superin- endent, would remain at a sala- Gemini 9 Tests For Launching m CAPE KENNEDY (UPI The Gemini 9 spaceship an rocket rolled through a pra "flight" to nowhere toda; the start of the last big' before launch next Tuesda America's most a m b i t i manned spaceflight, The 7,500-pound capsule its Titan 2 booster i undergoing a day-long strin make believe flights to see all is ready to haul astron Thomas Stafford and Eugene our Cernan aloft on their 70- orbital voyage. The two pilots planned participate in the test today, sitting at the caps controls while it simulate series of orbital maneu designed to lay more gromd- work for later Apollo fligh the moon. The drill got underwa backup astronauts Ja 10:30 a.mm. EDT at ties hen 10:30 a.m. EDT when backup astronauts James L o v e 1 Edwin Aldrin "flew" ship through a simulated The planned launching 492-pound atmosphere-ma; Explorer satellite today Davenport Beasley, assistant superintendent, and Nibble Holloman, business manager, would realize a salary bike of from $10,550 to $11,300 each. The combined salaries of 16 principals would be Increased In moderately active trading at tae Clamor issues advanced smartly for most part, Electronics and airlines posited several large ggjjos. Steels and oils were steady. Chemicals churned. Metals were firm. Autos showed some INSIDE Today's NewWournal Oissj&4 18, 4 Society i£ » from $132,709 to $147,706 amounting to an increase of $14,977, or about $393 for each principal. teacher salaries would jumpj !rom the current total of $2,022,871 to $2,242,911, for an. increase of 1220,040. The proposed figure amounts to a $200 base raise and would cover the addition of 18 new teachers. Current teacher strength is 346 and a staff ol 364 is proposed for 196^67. Tbe annual state budget bearings already have been staged at Ft. Sunmer and Elida, Dora, Causey and Floyd. Ft. Smmr's budget ol $465, 113 was approved in a Monday hearing. Dora's $214,606 budget was okayed atoag witb gHda's budget for $143,946 Tuesday Causey's budget of $113,367 and Dora's budget ol $214,606 m Officials said a until Friday or Saturday likely. The "scrub" was called the Explorer launch detected trouble in the satellite. The spacecraft have to be removed will the top of its sleek Delta rocket to replace a faulty antenna The trouble came engineers had fallen more six hours behind in. iMjuacn . ^reparations because of nterference with tbe rocket's guidance system, WtoHmr Partly cloudy this tonight and on Thursday sible late and fh«rs4ay. botu days. Slightly cooler gjyj Mffslitteygfely' cooler day. Low 52, bigb 65- • Tuesday's high at S p.m. grees. Today's tow aj § a-ou its ice in est on us SAIGON (UPI) —Communist MIG fighters attacked U.S. fighter planes with missiles for the first time in the Viet Nam war but mssed ther target, a J.S. mlitary spokesman said today. The spokesman said a flight of three Russian-designed MIG 17s shot a pair of heat-seeking air-to-air missiles similar to the American Sidewinder Tuesday at Air Force planes protecting a pilot shot down in North Viet Nam 105 miles northwest of Hanoi. The missiles missed and the MIGs fled, he said, and an Air Force helicopter recovered Capt. Martin A. Mahj^. 32 t of Custer, S.D., in the longest successful rescue mission of the war. md ere of hat uts Johnson Answers Charges PRINCETON, N.J. (UPI) President Johnson today replied to charges of American "arro- Before Tuesday's attack, the MIGs relied strictly on 20mm cannons the few times they ventured out to challenge attacking U.S. fighter plane*, the spokesman said. U.S. pilots also reported for th« first time that the Communists are using surface- to - air antiaircraft missiles (SAMs) to protect the vital Gu Mai Pass which is the gateway to the main Communist supply route Into South Viet Namv Previously most SAM missiti sites were in the Industrial area around Hanoi. tr A spokesman said two SAM* were launched at a reconnaissance flight oMU^ Air ; Force Phantom jets Tuesday as streaked by at more than miles per hour. The missed. The beefed-up Communist fair defenses brought down two Air Force FlOSs during Tuesday's wide-ranging raids against the North, the spokesman said. One was piloted by Capt, Mabrt, but no parachute was seen from the other crash and the pilot was believed killed. > In the ground war, U.S. lit gance affairs of by power" in saying this world nation to ter e's ers to and has used "great restraint" in Viet Nam and other world crisis spots. "The exercise of power to this century has meant for the United States not arrogance but agony," the President said in apparent reply to recent statements by Chairman J. William Fulbright of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. "We have used our power not willingly and recklessly but reluctantly and with restraint," Johnson said in a speech prepared for delivery at dedication ceremonies lor Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson school of public and international affairs. Johnson said that in the area the';of America's "sternest" cbal- Air Cavalrymen, led byX *|' young gunner who charged through Communist machine gun fire to get to bis gun of a ping was a.m. lelay was lenge — Southeast Asia ~ "our great power is tempered by great restraint" "What nation," he asked, 'has announced such limited objectives or such willingness rtien little part. after than adio position, beat off a sneak attack on their helicopter base near Bong Son, about 290 mUe§ north of Saigon, early today and countered with strikes against nearby guerrilla strong* holds. Viet Cong with packs of explosives on their backi sneaked to within 190 yean «C the camp and poured ride and machine gun fire Into a line, of helicopters before being driven away. The helicopters were not damaged. Lt. Col. Robert Uttie sent 9 two-company force of them against Viet Cong noifr tions at sunrise in nearby "Crow Foot" Mountain ridgw. Explosions ripped the area M$ a huge blast indicated « Communist a.TnnHiBitio.n had been ignited, But the not to moving to remove its military presence objectives are met little resistance, once those achieved" Vast Effort "What nation," tne President continued, "has sp*nt the lives of its sons and vast sums oj its fortune to provide fee people of a small, striving nation tile chance to elect a course we might not ourselves choose" Johnson's statement presumably referred to U.S. wilUngfisss Judge Hefts.: tor south Viet liam to elect my broad review tf fee Viet The President flew to to BfflJfcP JSJJl CfffCfa accept aa boawrary iegiree j» a hastily flfflMBflMii trip* lie replaced Weifat* Secretary W. Gardner as the mm at fee rftrcrnoniofl and th* hiljj oo

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