The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 30, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 30, 1954
Page 5
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30,1954 BLYTHEV1LLE (AKR.) COTOIEK NEWS PAGE «Vl Oppenheimer Must Bear AEC Verdict; Can't Find Obsurity By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer will bear until he dies — as if he wore it as a mark on his forehead — the government verdict tha 4 he is a security risk who cannot be trusted with his country's secrets. An ordinary man, brushed aside like this, might disappear into obscurity. The 50-year- old Oppenheimer never can. He is a genius. He is among the top five or six * theoretical physicists of the world. He directed the making of a wartime A-bomb. He is head of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, N.J. He is known to scientists everywhere. Working with them and exchanging ideas with them has been his life. He can hardly begin another. The drama of the rest of his days may not be as spectacular as the drama of the last 12 months but it will be just as intense because it will probably be more quietly personal. It was almost 12 months ago — July 7, 1953—that Lewis L. Strauss. who only three days before had become chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), ordered a re-examination to determine whether the government should continue to trust Oppenheimer with some of its most vital secrets. Many Testified In December Strauss informed Oppenheimer the reply was no. It wasn't final. Oppenheimer could ask, and did, for a hearing before a special board set up by the AEC. Oppenheimer testified at the inquiry and so did dozens of others. Most of the witnesses said he was trustworthy. A few said he wasn't. The board decided he was loyal but not a man to be trusted with secrets and reviewed his story: He had been a fellow traveler. He had Communist friends. He attended meetings with them. He wa«. engaged to one woman who was a Communist' and married another who had been. His brother and sister-in-law were Communists for Just in Time For July 4th Shoes for the entire Family a. time. All that was before he went to work on the atomic bomb. After that one of his old friends, Haakon Chevalier, tried to tap him for information for the Communists and was turned down. Oppenheimer delayed telling the government about this, then lied about it, later told the truth. He continued his friendship with Chevalier, visited with him as late as last December. Oppenheimer appealed to the full five-man AEC. Yesterday it upheld the previous verdict: he was a security risk. The vote was 4-1. The one commissioner who did not consider Oppenheimer a security risk was Dr. Henry D. Smyth. No Secrets Given The majority of the AEC did not suggest, and there was no evidence of any kind to show it, that Oppenheimer ever gave any government secrets away. Smyth stressed this: ". . . The most important evidence in this regard is the fact that there is no indication in the entire record that Dr. Oppenheimer has ever divulged any secret information." This, among other reasons given by Smyth as a defense for Oppenheimer, may trouble many fair- minded men who read the record and asfc themselves what they would have done if they had been sitting in judgment on Oppenheimer. Yet this particular point hardly bears examination in this case. If there was any evidence that Oppenheimer had given away secrets there would have been no doubt he was a security risk and he wouldn't be a problem for the AEC then. His case would be before a grand jury. The majority of the commission decided Oppenheimer was a security risk because of "defects in his character" — they pointed to his lying — and to his association with "communists, not before fee was entrusted with seeders, but afterwards. If the long opinion of- the ma- iority could be summed up in a few "sentences, this would be it: When a man is entrusted with high secrets which may affect the nation's welfare, he is given high responsibility. He is considered capable of. living up to that responsibility or he wouldn't be given the secrets. There are clear rules laid dovn by which his responsibility, or sense of responsibility, can be judged. Association with Communists makes his sense of responsibility suspect. The AEC held Oppenheimer violated the rules and defaulted on his responsibility. Catholic Schools At Nashville Open to Negroes NASHVILLE, Tenn. «*— The Most Rev. William L. Adrian, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nashville, has ordered all parochial schools in the city opened to both Negro and white students.- The Rev. Charles M. Williams, chancellor of the diocese, which includes all of Tennessee, said the order applies only to Nashville. He said decisions on segregation elsewhere in the state will be made later. The decision, he said, was taken in accordance with the recent Supreme Court- decision banning segregation in public schools. Girt* DURHAM, England UB — Judge Clifford Cohen granted Thomas R. Ainsley his second divorce from the *ame woman on grounds of desertion. but warned: "Don't come back t third time. A wise man does not get bitten three times by the same serpent." YOUR FRIENDLY SHOE STORE CAT-NIPPED—This tomcat means business as he makes a pass at a luckless mouse The picture was taken by a 14-/'ear-old Hamburg,. Germany, boy who saw the grim game of cat-and-mouse going on. and ran for his lather's camera. Truman Better f But Tired After Restless Day KANSAS CITY (£>—Harry S. Truman's condition was reported as "better" last night although he was described as somewhat tired after a restless day. The former President's recovery from an emergency operation June 20 has been hampered by an intestinal inflammation. His recovery appeared highly satisfactory for a few days after his gall bladder and appendix were removed in the operation. Then he was harassed by secondary infections and a hypersensitivity to drugs. Yesterday, however. Dr. Wallace Graham, his personal physician, said he was no longer in a critical stage and that his condition is now j "fair, but guarded." In last night's report, a Research Hospital spokesman said the 70- year-old Truman had been somewhat nauseated and restless but "as a total picture for the day he was perceptibly better." The hospital report also said "the enteritis (intestinal inflammation) has been somewhat aggravating" and "he has been bothered for short periods intermittently with hiccups." LITTLE UZ— Nothing distresses a girl so much as having the rain turn her ringlets into stringlets. BLYTHEVILLE'S GREATEST SHOE SALE OF THE YEAR! HUNDREDS OF PAIRS OF SHOES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY DRASTICALLY REDUCED ... in Kelley's great annual July Clearance. We have gone from the front door to the back, actually forgetting costs, but really CLEANING HOUSE! DOORS OPEN THURSDAY AT 9 O'CLOCK! Ladies Good Quality Shoes Dress dress, casuals and flafs. A very good selection. Values up to $10.95. Ladies Better Quality Shoes Over 500 prs. ladies dress, casuals and flats. On table for easy selection. $5.95 to $10.95 values. Dress, casuals and flats. Nationally advertised brands. Valentin*, Fortune*, Friendly, 1,000 prt«— Reg. 7.95 to 13.95. Variable Tides Tides are not the same the world over. They vary from less than a foot along the Panama coast to more than 60 feet in the Bay of Fundy. Silent Screen Siren, Thedo Bora, Gravely III HOLLYWOOD (ffi — Theda Bara, the- heavy-lidded siren of the silent screen, is reported gravely ill in a hospital after surgery. The Los Angeles Times says she underwent an emergency operation yesterday for appendicitis and complications. To most of the present generation she is only a name, dimly associated with the fantastic days when movies could't talk. But to those who remember the films of 30 or 35 years-ago Theda Bara is the original vamp—the slinky siren of "A Fool There Was," entwined in satin and long strings of beads. She made 40 pictures between 1919 and 1923. But since 1921 she has been chiefly Mrs. Charles J. | Brabin, a director's wife who gave up her career many.years ago. Her age is a carefully guarded secret, but 10 years ago the columnists were saying she had passed 50. -Theatre- On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat.. Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen 2 Prs. For $5 Kelley's Famous Ted Saval 2 Prs. For $7 One of BlytheVille's leading brands of high-style dress shoes. Our complete stock . . . nothing reserved up to 16.95 values LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature CHAMP A REPUBLIC PICTURE —AND— LOST: 137 Ibs. FOUND: Love She lost 137 pounds to catch the dishing Army man she had set her heart on. At 190 pounds Doris Stradley McFall had her aecood date. She was going steady »t 165 pounds, engaged and happily married at 150 pounds and still going down. Re»d how she did it in the July Ladies' Home Journal Beauty Biography, complete with tp- petizinjt diet menus for a week. Out today—on all newsstands! A PERILOUS JOURNEY A REPUBLIC PICTURE ALSO SHORT THURS., & FRI. Double Feature .. !> «* MCiiAa (UWKf 0»T • ftcwl w KB tv nwwo owrnm -AND- ALSO CARTOON 2 Prs. for $17 JARMAN SHOES FOR MEN One Group Cool, Summer LOAFERS And DRESS SHOES Up to 12.95 Values in this group One Group Finest LOAFERS And DRESS SHOES Cool nylon mesh — crepe or leather soles - - values up to $16.95 2 Prs. For $13 2 Prs. For $18 200 Prs. Childrens Acrobat Shoes Pr. ice 1 Table Ladies C & Children's * Shoes. Come and get 'em while they last! Your choice COME EARLY FOR YOUR BIG SAVINGS OPPORTUNITY OF THE YEAR! VW ALL SALES FINAL -NO LAY-AWAYS- -NO EXCHANGES- NO REFUNDS

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