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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - May 5, 1955, Bakersfield, California Yellow Air Raid Alert Sounded in State TH*: WEA TRK* T»iBi*fr«furf* Hi»*i Yeaterda.* . I.«w Tm!*'    -------------------------- E%p*rt*d Hirh Tnd»> . Law Tmnamw .. Kainfall V»(mhi Normal Total for Keasow I .ast War at Ttlio lilt* .. Korn River Inflow (•abolla Ham Stwraie 7* VV 7 A *1 ......... S.48 ..............  4.4* I ti MI et.rn. UM aero-feel * areca st Variable biali rloo*iine%v tn4o*. to-nigbt amt Friday with little ehange In tempera ta roo. kthn corvnr Petroleum  ........... Agriculture —.............. Rank Oebita _________ Awetud A a lo* -- -Postal Receipt* - — Building Permit* _ A ebirle Keti«*rofinn raoncmov S 780.378,1 tS S ?74.5?9.»6» KS.0441.586.1 73 S 581.100.3811 S 1,875.84 I $    80.083.088 ______133.138 POPri.ATION Rem Cdintt __________  „!“o,40# Metrooohton Bakersfield (!955> 130.800 Pastern Kern _____   37.000 (Figure* courtea* of Rem County Board of Trade! Petered in Poatoffiro at Bakerafield. Caliform*. *« second cia** matter under the Aet of Conrreaa. March 3.    137*. Th* Californian a phon* Na. FA 3-7831 Vol. 68 7 CENTS PER COPY FOUR SECTIONS BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1955 SI.50 MONTHLY DELIVERED 44 PAGES No. 237 BOMB LASHES ‘SURVIVAL CITY 3 Allies End German Blast Levels 2 Test Homes Occupation Damage Spotty to Other Buildings in AEC's Model Village on Desert West Welcomes Ex-Enemy Into Defense Alliance BONN, Germany (/P) — The West German Republic became a sovereign nation in alliance with the free    world    today. The 10-year    allied    occupation ended at noon. Two    short    ceremonies wiped out the supreme powers    wielded bv the I niter! States, Britain and France over the 50,000,000 West Germans since 1945. In the first, the Allied High Commission repealed all its laws and abolished itself by proclamation. Deposit Treaty Then the British and French high commissioners completed the formality of depositing the sovereignty treaty at Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's office. The I nited States and West Germany did this April 20. The French and West German governments simultaneously put into effect their agreement to Europeanize the Saar. “The occupation statute is revoked and the Allied High Commission and the offices ot land state commissioners in the federal republic are abolished.’ the high commissioners’ proclama-mation said - Laws Repealed Sixty Allied laws and 130 ordinances were repealed by the declaration, which was signed by Dr. James B. Conant of the United States, Sir Frederick Hover Millar of Britan and Andre Francois-Poncet of France. They Continued on Page 2 Redwood Road Bill Okayed SACRAMENTO (ZP)—A 10-million-dollar appropriation bill designed to better highway conditions through Humboldt County’s redwood country without harming the famed groves has w’on its first legislative test- The bill, by Assemblyman Frank Relotti (R-Eureka). was approved yesterday by the Assembly Committee on Conservation. Planning and Public Work* and sent to the Ways and Means Committee. The bill would appropriate IO million dollars from the State Park Fund to construct a bypass highway from Route I near Carterville to a connection with Route I near Pepperwood—a distance of about 23 miles. ATOM IC TEST SITE, Nev. (UP)—'The most powerful atomic explosion of the year blasted Survival City, U.S.A., today. At least 2 of the IO’homes in the test city were destroyed. A two-story brick dwelling and a one-storv frame rambler, both located less than one mile from the shot tower, were smashed into t  -- bits, according to witnesses who braved still “hot” radiation for a survey of the test community five hours after the blast. Elsewhere in Survival Qty, they said, damage was spotty with at least one roof off another ATOMIC CLOUD—Th* familiar mushroom cloud (left) rises following the firing of an atomic bomb in "Operation Cue." As the cloud drifts overhead right) Alvin Graves I with microphone) describes developments to civilian defense observers and newsmen. The "Operation Cue" bomb was set off early —1'P-T*lephnio this morning following a long series of postponements because of unfavorable winds and weather conditions. The picture of the rising mushroom cloud was taken 7.5 miles from the area surrounding the blast point, known as Ground Zero. Solons Approve Leaislators Say $ 5 Billion Woman Observer Mars Cul Needed f ol in UA Defense , - Road Repair 5““!? j** I Close to Blast 'Yellow' Raid Alert Flashed BULLETIN SAN FRANCISCO {INS)—The Air Force announced in Washington today that a “lack of positive identification of several U.S. Air Force B47 bombers” caused the Western yellow alert. The announcement said the bombers were “inbound to the West Coast” on a training mission. Kern County civil defense headquarters today received a yellow alert from    Norton Air Force Base. The alert, signifying “probable enemy aircraft in the vicinity,, was flashed to civil defense offices throughout the state from San Francisco to San Diego. The all clear signal was received in    Bakersfield eight (minutes atter the 10:42 a.m. yel-! low' alert. Dick Stoneburner. radio operator on duty at the county communications    center, said he alerted all    designated points Blast Heard in Kern Scores of Kern County residents heard the earth-shaking detonation today. F. E. McFarland, an examiner in the Bakersfield office of the State Franchise Board, said that “about 5:30 (a.m.) I felt the shock and heard the roof creak as though a blast of air had gone through the house.” A. R. Hufford. a certified public accountant, was waiting for the giant test shot. He saw the glow in the east and heard the sound, a friend quoted. Some residents were awakened by the shock, which resembled some of Bakersfield’s lighter earthquakes. Morris Thomas, Civil Aeronautics Administration employee, was reported among those who saw the brilliant flash in the sky following the blast. --- ----When the flash came from Norton home, four small industrial struc- Air Base. The two local Conelrad tules knocked topsv turvy, a ra- stations were alerted, according WASHINGTON (UP)—The House j Appropriations Committee voted today to string along with Presi-j dent Eisenhower's defense cuts, j and added a few of its own. Approving a $31,488.206,000 money bill to finance the /nilitary i in the 12 months starting July j I. the committee said it had given the President “substantially’’ what he asked. House and Senate have echoed with protests —- most of them Democratic—ever since the President sent up his defense budget. Today s vote was Congress* first I aition on the cuts, and Eisenhower carried the day. Some Reservations In a report on the bill the committee conceded it acted with some re< members Kern County Needs Put at $90 Million SACRAMENTO CP)—A legisla tive fact-finding committee esti RUSSIA YIELDS ON KEY POINTS Kditnr'e Note The mtlowin* wa* writ-len by .leat' Wood Fuller, director of women*a activities for the Civilian Defense Ad mini*! i at ion. Mra. (Oilier wa* one of the six women stationed in the 3,500-yard trench, the closest any Caucasian wom»n have ever been to an atomic blae;. dio tower jackknifed and a large gas tank hurled from its base. While it raised havoc in the town. the nuclear device only jarred tanks of a U.S mored task force 3,100 yards from ground zero. VIENNA, Austria (UR)—The So- and the U.S. Army made public! mated today it would take almost dispute in the Austiian treaty,) 5 billion dollars to correct “critical deficiencies” on California’* state highways, county roads and city streets. It found 30 per cent of county roads and 18 per cent of city; streets in need of fixing up. Action by both the state and local governments was urged to provide better facilities for California's 6 million motorists. State officials estimated it By JEAN WOOD FULLER NEVADA TEST SITE OLP*—Mv viet Union yielded today to the. j ts p j an to withdraw American I ex R e? * PFKP (his morning ,u„ y,i,,nojt iv\inic    .conclusively women can West on two of the biggen points troops from Austria. to Stoneburner. but the white (all ciear) signal came through l>e-fore those stations went on the special frequencies. The alert caused confusion Army ar- throughout California. Associated Press says. Sirens Sound In some cities sirens were wounded. Berkeley was still under Reader Index HI    Fate    See. Comics _____________32    4 County _____________20    2 Editorials    ____________44    4 Features ____________33    4 Local Section _________23    3 Markets ____________39    4 0.1     28    3 People and    Parties 13    2 Pipefuls ___________23    3 Radio ______________28    3 Sports _____________35    4 Theaters _____________29    3 TV    __________28    3 Women's    ___________13    2 ations. It said some would require $82,303,000 to put vigorously opposed’ state roads in Kern County in top the President's decision to cut condition and an additional $8.-Army. Navy and Marine man- 391.000 to bring all county roads power and put greater reliance up to standard on nuclear air power.    In IjOs Angeles County repair of In the end, however, the group all state highways would cost tax-1 accepted the premise that “a payers $753,632,000, and repair of Continued on Page 2    Continued    on Page 2 Congress Conferees Take Up Foreign Trade Bill WASHINGTON (IMS)—The House changes which the Senate w rote acted swiftly’ todav to send the into tbe bill. administration's foreign trade bill to House-Senate conferees. Speaker Sam Rayburn (D-Tex) named five House members to “satisfactory’ confer with senators to iron out The vote was differences !>etween the Senate and House bills and agree on a » , ompromise measure. Senate Finance (Tiairman Harry F. Byrd predicted the House will accept most if not ail The legislation was approved by the Senate late last night in a form the White House called to Eisenhower. 5-13. The Senate action represented a victory’ for the President. It preserved hts main request—a three-year extension of the reciprocal trade act with power for Continued on Page 2 Late Sports NEWCOMBE SUSPENDED BROOKLYN, N Y. (UP*—The league-leading Brooklyn Dodgers today suspended right-handed pitcher Don Newport! be for “insubordination. “ The Dodger management said he had refused to pitch hatting practice before today’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. OKLAHOMA COACH RESIGNS NORMAN, Okla. (l.P>— Bruce Drake. University of Oklahoma basketball coach, resigned today after 17 years of coaching at the school. DODGERS WIN AGAIN BROOKLYN. N.Y. <r.P»—Rube Walker, second string catcher batting for the first time this season, delivered a sacrifice fly in the 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 Cardinals. PIRATES ROUT BRAVES PITTSBURGH HPI — Dale iAing 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 #-4 rout of the Milwaukee I Braves. the    shock    and    strain of an    atomic Early    conclusion of the    state    explosion    just    as well as    men. treaty appeared assured.    j    It    also    proved    that    with    the Russia officially withdraws its P ro P er precautions, entire com- , ,    .    ,    i    .    triunities can survive an atomic demands for an article that could ,    ,    .. bombing—but only if the proper lone the repatriation ot .->6.000 precautions are taken. anti-Communist    refugee* and to    Six    Women another    article    that would    have I    wenty-nine    of us huddled at put a 33.000-man ceiling on the future Austrian defense army. Rocks Shower Trenches The tankers, in the first indoc- (he yellow alert half an hour after shows trination for U.S. armored task it was canceled. But across the stand forces, went, through the terrific Rav in San Francisco no sirens , ,    .    ,,    _    ,    .    .were sounded. The all clear came b ast with no strain. I he shock , .     4 ,    ,, ,    .    . before they could be turned on. wave, w hich shook man,\ of the j    warnings varied locally Continued on Page 2    Continued    on    Page    2 Demos Concede Probable Defeat on Farm Supports this morning less than two miles from ground zero. Included in the    _    .    ,    .    . • WO will he abl* to    have the     srmlp „ ptp f|ve olhpr women vol .    WASHINGTON <IHS>-key    Demo-    mwe.. b« been made rn wilt. kind of armv we want,"    a spokes-    unteers. The norma] feminine ex-    orals conceded privately    today     n ' p K ar emof rat- w o wore us    that the bill to restore    rigid,     for •liminating peanuts. Neither would predict the outcome, bow man for the Chancellory announced. In a release to American Austrian Federal citement prevailed amongst all. but I didn't feel that my life high farm price supports was in any danger. The greatest scare came when face- possible defeat. Their views, based on a even lf peanuts remain out of the troops U S. Army headquarters , h e rocks came tumbling down ,np,r v,p "'-    ""     3    ,u ' vev    bil1 -    “ ‘-'certain to he sent hack announced the "probabilities of on top of us. Ifs a very terrify-;of the House membership, came to committee -because Southern withdrawal” of occupation forces from Austria and gave instructions as to how the evacuation will bf carried out. The Austrian sopkesman said the Russian concession on articles 16 and 17 followed a series of telephone talks today between Soviet Ambassador I. I. Ilyichev and*the Kremlin. Ilyichev indicated earlier he would drop the two articles "but lacked authority until he checked with Moscow. The treaty, when completed. will. restore Austria’s freedom and end the 10-year four-power occupation. The time for pulling out the occupation troops was reported to be the last major article blocking agreement. Continued on Page 2 FLASHES BILL TABLED SACRAMENTO    — The Senate (governmental Efficiency Committee today tabled an Assembly-passed bill to outlaw commercial draw poker in California. PLANE CRASHES WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (INS)— A twin-engine 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 four Navy Bancha jet fighters. as the House moved toward a l )Pmoriaf * anr l peanut-producing final vote on the measure this areas win ** unabIe to rote (he legislation, aftei noon.     & The Democrats said the survevj    pending    bill    would    re- indicate,, sentiment for sending Pstablish P rice supports on the the bill back to the House Agr!- basic commodities at 90 per cent culture Committee. One promi- °J parit - v -, 14 would , replac « * b * nent Democrat said such action 4 ex ‘ble P' ap enacted last year will be to make supports between 82^ and 90 per cent of parity. The farm-bloc Democrats said their big-citv colleagues walked they joined in the move to knock would mean the bill dead” for this year. The key vote will come on a motion to reinstate peanuts in..    . the bill as one of the five basic ; ln, ° a GOP P° ll,lta l lra P when commodities which get preferen-!    .    ,    „ tial price support treatment. In p€anuW out of ,he bl11 -a surprise move yesterday, Re publicans and big-citv Democrats handed together to exclude peanuts. Agriculture Committee Chairman Harold D. Cooley (D-NC) ann Democratic Whip Carl Albert Speed Kills 38 died in Kern County this year of Oklahoma, said “*ui>siantiaii ae a result et traffic aceldama.