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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - May 5, 1955, Bakersfield, California in THE WEATHER Temperatures Hirt Yesterday Today 53 li 82 Expected Today Expected Tomorrow Rainfall Season Normal for Season Tear at This Date Kern River Inflow Dam Forecast Variable high cloudiness tonight and TridAy with little in KERN COUNTS PRODUCTION 330.375,1M Bank Debits Assessed 5S1.106.3U Postal Receipts 1.815.841 Building Permits Vehicle 133.1M Rern Metropolitan Bakersfield Eastern 87.000 courtesy of Kern County Board or Enterad hi at as second matter under the Act of March 3. 1S79. The phono FA 3-7631 Vol. 68 7 CErMTS PER COPY FOUR SECTIONS 5,1955 MONTHLY DELIVERED 44 PAGES No. 237 Allies End German Occupat West Welcomes Ex-Enemy Into Defense Alliance Germany - The West German Republic became a sovereign nation in alliance with the free world The 10-year, allied occupation ended at Two short ceremonies wiped out the supreme powers wielded by the United Britain and France over the 50,000,000 West Germans since 1945. In the the Allied High Commission repealed all its laws and abolished itself by Deposit Treaty Then the British and French high commissioners completed the formality of depositing the sovereignty treaty at Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's The United States and West Germany did this April 20. The French and West German governments simultaneously put into effect their agreement to Europeanize the is revoked and the Allied High Commission and the offices of land state commissioners in the federal republic are the high said * Laws Repealed Sixty laws and 130 ordinances were repealed by the which was signed by Dr. James B. Conant of the United Sir Frederick Hoyer Millar of Britan and Andre of They Continued on Page 2 Redwood Road Okayed SACRAMENTO 10-mil-lion-dollar appropriation designed to better highway conditions through Humboldt County's redwood country without harming the famed groves has won its first legislative The by Assemblyman Frank Belotti was approved yesterday by the Assembly Committee on Planning and Public Works and sent to the Ways and Means The would appropriate 10 million dollars from the State Park Fund to construct a bypass highway from Route 1 near to a with Route 1 near distance of about 23 Blast Levels 2 Test Homes Damage Spotty to Other Buildings in Model Village on Desert ATOMIC TEST Nev. most powerful atomic explosion of the year blasted Survival At least 2 of the 10* homes in the test were A two-story brick dwelling and a one-story frame both located less than one mile from the shot were smashed into Raid Alert Flashed BULLETIN SAN FRANCISCO Air Force in Washington today that a of positive identification of several U.S. Air Force caused the Western yellow The announcement said the bombers were to the West on training ATOMIC familiar mushroom cloud rises following the firing of an atomic bomb in As the cloud drifts overhead Alvin Graves describes to civilian defense observers and The bomb was set off early this morning following a long series of postponements because of unfavorable winds and weather The picture of the mushroom cloud was taken 7.5 miles Ground from the area surrounding the blast known as Reader Index XU Fan Comics 4 County 2 Editorials 4 Features 4 Local 3 Markets 4 3 People and Parties 13 2 3 3 Sports Theaters 3 TV 3 2 Solons Approve President's Cut in Defense WASHINGTON House Appropriations Committee voted today to string along with President Eisenhower's defense and added a few of its Approving a money to finance the in the 12 months starting July 1, the committee said it had given the President what he House and Senate have echoed with protests - most of them since the President sent up his defense Today's vote was first action on the and Eisenhower carried the Some Reservations In a report on the the committee conceded it acted with some It said some members the President's decision to cut Navy and Marine manpower and put greater reliance on nuclear air In the the group accepted the premise that Continued on Page 2 Legislators Say Billion Needed for Road Repair Kern County Needs Put at Million SACRAMENTO legislative fact-finding committee estimated today it would take almost 5 billion dollars to correct on California's state county roads and city It found 30 per cent of county roads and 18 per cent of city streets in need of fixing Action the state and local governments was urged to provide better facilities for California's 6 million State officials estimated it would require to put state roads in Kern County in top condition and an additional 391,000 to bring all county roads up to ' In Los Angeles County repair of all state highways would cost taxpayers and repair of Continued on Page 2 RUSSIA YIELDS ON KEY POINTS Woman Observer Describes Events to Blast Editor's The following was written by Jean Wood director of women's activities for the Defense Fuller was one of the six women stationed in the 3.500-yard the closent any Caucasian women have ever to an atomic Austria Soviet Union yielded today to the West on two of the biggest points of dispute Austrian Late Sports Congress Conferees Take Up Foreign Trade WASHINGTON House acted swiftly today to send the administration's foreign trade to Speaker Sam Rayburn named five House members to confer with senators to iron out differences between the Senate and House bills and agree on a compromise Senate Finance Harry F. Byrd predicted the House will accept most if not all changes which the Senate wrote into the The legislation was approved by the Senate late last night in a form the White House called to The vote was 75-13. The Senate action represented a victory for the It preserved his main extension of the reciprocal trade act with power for Continued on Page X NEWCOMBE SUSPENDED Brooklyn Dodgers today suspended right-handed pitcher Don for The Dodger management said he had refused to pitch batting practice before today's game against the St. Louis OKLAHOMA COACH Okla. University of Oklahoma basketball resigned today after 17 years of coaching at the DODGERS WIN AGAIN second string catcher batting for the first time this delivered a sacrifice fly in eighth inning today to drive in Duke Snider from third base with the run that gave the Brooklyn Dodgers a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis PIRATES ROUT BRAVES PITTSBURGH - Dale Long engineered the first triple play of the season and drove in six runs today to give the Pittsburgh Pirates their fifth straight victory and sixth place in the National League with a 9-4 ront of the Milwaukee By JEAN WOOD FULLER and the U.S. Army made public NEVADA TEST SITE ' experience this morning shows its plan to withdraw American v conclusively women can stand troops from the shock and strain of an atomic Early conclusion of the state i explosion just as well as men treaty appeared Russia officially withdraws its demands for an article that could force the repatriation of 36,000 refugees and to another article that would have put a 53,000-man ceiling on the future Austrian defense will be able to have the kind of army we a spokesman for the Austrian Federal Chancellory In a release to American troops U.S. Army headquarters announced the of of occupation forces from Austria and gave instructions as to how the evacuation will be carried The Austrian said the Russian concession on articles 16 and 17 followed It also proved that with the proper entire communities can survive an atomic only if the proper precautions are Six Women Twenty-nine of us huddled at the bottom of a six-foot trench this morning less than two miles from ground Included in the group were five other women The normal feminine excitement prevailed amongst us but I didn't feel that my life was in any The greatest scare came when the rocks came tumbling down on top Of It's a very on Page 2 according to witnesses who braved still radiation for a survey of the test community five hours after the Elsewhere in Survival they damage was spotty with at least one roof off another Blast Heard in Kern Scores of Kern County residents heard the earth-shaking detonation F. E. an examiner in the Bakersfield office of the State Franchise said that 5:30 I felt the shock and heard the roof creak as though a blast of air had gone through the A. R. a certified public was waiting for the giant test He saw the glow in the east and heard the a friend Some residents were j ened by the which resembled some of Bakersfield's lighter Morris Civil Aeronautics Administration was reported among those who saw the brilliant flash in the sky following the four small industrial structures knocked topsy a radio tower jackknifed and a large gas tank hurled from its it raised havoc in the the nuclear device only jarred tanks of a U.S. Army armored task force 3,100 yards from ground Rocks Shower Trenches The in the first indoctrination for U.S. armored task went through the terrific blast with The shock which shook many of the Continued on Page 2 Kern County civil defense quarters today received a yellow alert from Norton Air Force The signifying enemy aircraft in the was flashed to civil defense offices throughout the state from San Francisco to San The all clear signal was received in Bakersfield eight minutes after the 10:42 a.m. yellow Dick radio operator on duty at the county communications said he alerted all designated points when the flash came from Norton Air The two local Conelrad stations were according to but the white signal came through before those stations went on the special The alert caused confusion throughout Associated Press Sirens Sound In some cities sirens were Berkeley was still under the yellow alert half an hour after it But across the Bay in San Francisco no sirens were The all clear came before they could be turned The warnings varied locally Continued on Page 2 FLASHES telephone talks today Soviet Ambassador I. I. indicated earlier he would drop the two articles lacked authority until he checked with The when restore Austria's freedom and end the 10-year four-power The time for pulling out- the occupation troops was reported to be the last major article blocking TABLED SACRAMENTO - The a series ofj Senate Governmental Efficiency Committee today tabled an to outlaw commercial draw poker in PLANE CRASHES Nev. A Navy plane with four enlisted men aboard crashed today on the Black Rock gunnery range in Northern Nevada while a target it was towing was being fired at by roar Navy Banshee jet Demos Concede Probable Defeat on Farm Supports WASHINGTON Democrats conceded privately today that the to restore high farm price supports faces possible Their based on a survey of the House came as the House moved toward a final vote on the measure this The Democrats said the survey indicates sentiment for sending the back to the House Agriculture One promi nent Democrat said such action would mean the be for this The key vote will come on a motion to reinstate peanuts in the as one of the five basic commodities which get preferential price support In a surprise move Republicans and Democrats banded together to exclude Agriculture Committee Chairman Harold D. Cooley and Democratic Whip Carl Albert of said has been made in winning back Democrats who voted for eliminating Neither would predict the If peanuts remain out of the it ik certain to be sent back to committee Southern Democrats and areas will be unable to vote for the The pending would reestablish price supports on the basic commodities at 90 per cent of It would replace the flexible plan enacted last year to make supports between 82V4 and 90 per cent of The Democrats said their colleagues walked into a GOP political when they joined in the move to knock peanuts out of the Speed Kills 38 died in Kern County this year at a result traffic
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