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   Beatrice Daily Sun (Newspaper) - February 17, 1954, Beatrice, Nebraska                                Temperatures High low today 5620 low year ago 338 2 66 Precipitation this month 0 Precipitation this BEATRICE DAILY SUN Weather Pair tonight lew tonfght 40 Thursday fair and warmerj high Thursday If You Didnt See It In the Sun It Didnt Happen Member of the Associated Press 61 NEMASKArWEDNESDAY FEBRlJAllV 1054 5e Per Copy 181 CUB above Cub Scouts were given the VVcbelos highest rank in at the Blue and Gold Banquet held Monday by four Beatrice Cub packs to celebrate Boy Scout About 400 cubs and their families Awards were made by Explorer Post 221 assisted by scout ad visors Phil Hall and Lcc Kohler Entertainment included Don Potter and the Beatrice High gymnast ics class and recitation by Willis Cubs who received the Wcboios award from the Dennis Charles John Wiegand and John Sun Opinions Vary On Future Of Nations Economy Chamber Terms Outlook AsCheerful Reuther Believes Optimistic Views Are Unrealistic By JOK HALL WASHINGTON UPlThc Chamber of voicing a cheerful outlook for the nations said It is diffi cult to see any reason why this should ever again expe rience an oldfashioned depres But CIO President Walter Reu ther called it dangerous and un realistic to think that spring and the robins will bring pros He obviously referred in a state ment for the SenateHouse Eco nomic ConTmitfee toVeeent predic tions by administration spoksmen that the which they contend is adjusting after the Korean will start turning up ward about Readjustment Easy The Chamber said in its state ment for the committee that so far the inevitable readjustment which it said was bound to follow the end of fighting in Korea has been surprisingly The committee is making its an nual study of the Presidents eco nomic which Ruthcr di scribed as a weekvisioned docu The Chamber said business in 1954 will be good by any stand ards established before but that it probably will not be as buoyant as in The Chamber pointed to these good signs Strong sources of in vestment and consumer demand Consumer income is still very Business intentions to invest in new plant and equipment indicate high level of capital in vestment this Heiithers Views Reuther said there may be dif ferences of opinion on the serious ness of the unemployment stua but the problem is It is here and it is inexcusable in a country like purs The CIO who also the CIO United Auto said signs of an econom ic pickup have not yet in the automobile The Chevrolet division of General Mo he has just cut back to a fourday week at a time when they should be moving toward higher He referred to recent criticism leveled at him by Republican Na tional Chairman Leonard Said Reuther If worrying about unemployment makes me a proph et of gloom then I must plead Lost Life Savings In Pocket Billfold Harry Blue Springs barber and sports goods shop oper attended volleyball and bas ketball games in Blue Springs school gymnasium Wednesday night of last He had the misfortune of losing his billfold which he all my life also identification drivers li cense automobile VFW post niembership and social security cards also hunting and fishing Jj In a letter to the Sie bels said May the good Lord lay it upon someones heart to return the billfold in case it is found as it means so much to me and my The finders science has not yet prompted him to return the fiefiegisfrafion Now Moving At Snails Pace Reregistering at the City Hall for the April 6 election is moving at a snails Tuesday 91 voters registered to bring the total to During the last election there were vot ers The deadline is March Gay Files Suit Against Riley Seeks For Injuries In Jonsen Stabbing Duane has filed suit in district court here against James RileyT Beatrice for 000 for injuries sustain ed in a street fight in Jansen last Gay was stabbed in the fight and Riley was severely beat Gay claims that Riley wilfully and without attacked and stabbed inflicting a threeinch knife wound in the he caused great bodily loss of blood and men tal The petition sets forth that Gay was hospitalized for six days and was totally disabled for five Plaintiff for damages for injuries received and for medical Following the Gay was con victed on an assault and battery charge in Jefferson county court and fined but the conviction was reversed on appeal to district Guys Don Mc Ed Bill Hawkins were also tried in Jefferson coun ty and acquitted by a six man jury when Gay testified lie alone had beaten Riley after being Riley contended that he was at tacked by Gay and that he stab bed the young man in self de Riley said that Gay and his companions all participated in the attack on The fight grew out of an argument between Gay and Riley in a Jansen Indochinese Rebels Flee French Attack Indochina UPiVietminh Rebels fled without a fight Wednes day before French Union troops making new offensive sorties out of their northwest Indochina fort ress of Dien Bien A French army spokesman said troops moving out of the heavily fortified plain following heavy ar tillery and aerial bombardments found the Vietminh had abandoned a command and observation post on a hill two miles north of Dien Bien Using to the French went on the offensive in the area Tuesday and announced the capture of two oilier Rebel posts after heavy fighting the Viet minh would not risk a The French now seem to be mak ing an all out effort to bring into the battle the Rebels svho have been encircling Dien Bien Phu for But the armed mostly with pistols and still appear to be avoiding a showdown with the French forces Americansup plied tanks and mobile RETAILERS DINNER MEET Beatrice retailers will hold their annual meeting after dinner at the Hotel Paddock Thursday at Get tickets today so the hotel management wil know how many to prepare Douglas Says Nation Now In Recession Revised Statistics Show Over Three Million Unemployed By ROWLAND EVANS WASHINGTON Douglas DIII said today new government unemployment statistics support his contention that the nation al ready is in a Tlie Commerce Department an nounced Tuesday night that a new method of gathering data indicates unemployment in earfy January totaled or more than a previous report Tlic department said its Census Bureau collected a much wider area than Sec retary Weeks said studies Vylllbe made to tell whether the new or old method is more Douglas said in an interview the new unemployment total for early January supports my previous contention that the unemployment figures issued by the Commerce Department have been drastically Question Timing And some Republicans privately questioned the political wisdom of changing sampling methods at this But Ferguson chairman of the GOP Policy Com disagreed with his Repub lican colleagues who This does not change my mind at all statements that we are entering a he We are The new he showed unemployment at about 5 per cent of the labor while normally he it is about 3 per The old method pegged unem ployment at the first week in The difference was almost entirely accounted for by an increase in the number of persons credited to the labor which consists of all persons work ing or looking for New Count The Commerce Department for years has not counted as unem ployed those workers who arc temporarily laid But Doug last has maintained they should be Under the old method of sam Weeks Census Bureau workers asked questions at about households in 68 areas cov ering 123 The new he spreads the sample into 230 areas covering approximately 450 coun The same number of house holds was The new it was under took in small towns and semirural areas not covered be The figures announced Tuesday night are They cover the week of Unemployment irt he depression year of 1935 averaged The postWorld War II peak was r e a bed in February Wholesale Food Prices Highest In Over 2 Yeats NEW YORK food prices as measured by the Dun Bradstrcet index inched to a new high this At the index compared with the previous week and in the same week of It was per cent higher than a year New Secret MolotovPlan Perturbing Bidault Compelled To Ask Guidance Concerns Far East By JOHN HIGHTOWKR BERLIN A new Soviet squeeze play on Korea and the Indochina War developed in the Bg Four Berlin conference It compelled French Foreign Minister Bidault to ask his Paris government for new in The nature of the new Russian move was not It oc curred in the fifth secret meeting of the foreign ministers at the So viet very perturbed when the meeting broke asked his government for an offi cial source The Big Four were conferring in secret primarily about Soviet For eign Minister Molotovs re solution for a Big Five in cluding Red The West has refused to admit the Pciping gov ernment as a great power in such but concedes it should sit around the same table as other powers when specific Asiatic sub jects come The aim of the West was to get Molotov to use his influence to re vive the stalled Korean peace talks first ot The principal goal of the is to do some thing about ending the Indochinese If Molotov has definitely con sented to interceding in Indochina in exchange for full recognition for Bidault may have been put in an extremely difficult posi BHS Group Will Hold Open House Beatrice High Science Club will hold open house Thursday evening from A cordial invi tation is extended parents and oth er interested The according to Ken will consist of tours cov ering department exhibits of phy chemical and biological prin Students of the club will conduct tours under the supervision of In structor Don There will be experiment on electri and atom ic Chemistry students will show pro distil ana chemical Biologists will conduct demon strations dealing with microscopic and exhibits in the growing There will also be many ancf other items of The purpose of the ac cording to Instructor is to acquaint school patrons with ac tivities carried on by the Science Officials Of Gas Company Meet Here A large delegation of Central Electric and Gas Co operating su perintendents met here today in the companys offices at 609 Court District Manager Wilker son was to superintendents from Lincoln and Sioux Falls Those in attendance djscussed maintainence and operational pro blems and during the afternoon demonstrations were given pertain ing to handling of gas pipe Five Buddy Groups To Leave This Month Five more buddy groups will ship out of this area before the end of according to Rolland local recruit The service quota for this month has been raised to 398 Willis Two groups shipped recently in cluded 57 Air Force volunteers and 32 Army and Air Borne Bulk of Air Force volunteers were from Jeffer son and Pawnee Reservations arc now being tak en from men who wish to leave during June and Reser vations will be accepted six months in Willis can be contacted all day Wednesday and Friday after noon at the Beatrice post office Friday morning at the Fairbury Selective Service office other days at the Lincoln post Moss Pleads Guilty To Assault Count Golf Pro Fined For Attack On Herb Kempker Frank golf pro at the Beatrice Country t o d a y pleaded KUilty to assault and bat tery and given the maximum by Acting County Raymond who urged him to seek medical Moss was accused of assaulting local businessman Herbert Kemp ker on the back porch of the lat ters home Saturday No testimony was given at the but County Attorney William Rist and Ernest defend ants told the court that the attach was motivated by de rogatory statements which Moss claims Kcmpkcr made about In imposing the on Rists Judge Calkins took into consideration Moss previously clean the fact that he plead and his offer to voluntarily seek medical Both attorneys stressed the fact that Moss had been depressed by remarks Kempker was alleged to have made about golf pros in gen eral and Moss in His condition was aggravated by a ailment which he recently according to To Seek Treatment Hubka and Rist emphasized that the defendant was In need of med ical examination rather than im Hubka told the court that his client would seek admit tance to a veterans hospital for This assault be consider ed as but it will satis fy the best interests of the de fendant to seek rest and hospital On the afternoon ot the Moss had been drinking in Lincoln when he decided to return to Boat rice and have it out with His as told in court by was that he entered the unlocked back porch of the Kompker home between 9 and When Kempker Moss he said but does not remember how the Moss admitted that he entered he porch with a syeapon in his but said he had no Intention oC starting a He could not remember how the fights and police have not been able to find After the Rist Moss returned to Lincoln and registered in a Liquor was found in his possession when he was arrest Kempker Recovering recovering from his today told the Sun his ver sion of the Kempker said the weapon was a piece of metal with a piece of cloth round During the he he had his hand on it several The furniture store operator said he and his wife left their store about closing 9 She drove the family car and he drove a On the way Kemp ker stopped at Josephs church for a devotion and conversation with Mockuncl He then proceeded park ed the truck at the rear of the and started to enter when he was Kempker He fought back and was repeat edly hit by Hie assailants Kempker said that after fighting several spoke to saying he had come for a talk Moss ihci fled and Kempker yelled for Kempkers Jim Sum came from his quarters in the in an upstairs room with the television turned did not hear the com motion until her husband She called the Ike Asks Atom Data For Industry LVTLE IAKOJJCD Eugene Minneapolis convicted of auto theft in Gage County in has been paroled by the State Board of Par Lytle was serving a sevenyear sentence in the state penitentiary at OKLAHOMAN FINED Perry Oklahoma was fined and costs Tuesday afternoon in police court by Judge The Oklahoman was picked up for speeding by Officer William Paul Johns Birthday Party To Be Friday Johns annual birthday party svill be held Friday at in the church Refresh ments will consist of a covered dish sponsored by the Mjs sion On the program will be the Lions Club ventriloquist L o r en and There will be a free offering for the March of Dimes in memory of Don who died of polio in Marchand Back On Local Police Force Chief of Police Norm Bryant an nounced late Tuesday that Eugene Marchand had been added to the police department a former officer fills the vacancy left by Officer Arlie MINOR ACCIDENT Cars driven by Wallace 419 12th and Lester 1805 Market were involved in a minor traffic accident Tuesday near the intersection of 13th Street and Cole Tells Of Great Power Of HWeapons Says Cities Now Vulnerable To Soviet Attack CHICAGO fl A congressional atomic specialist hinted Wednes day the United States may have hydrogen weapons even more po tent than a device that nearly 18 months ago tore a hole a mile wide and 175 feet deep in the floor of the Pacific Sterling Cole chairman of the Senate House Atomic Energy gave details never before discussed publicly of a 1932 thermonuclear test inthe Marshall Pres ident Eisenhower has termed thnt test a first step In the nations hydrogen Cole said in a speech prepared for a Joint luncheon of the 38th annual National Sand and Gravel convention and he 24th an nual National Ready Mixed Con crete convention Obliterated Island That thermonuclear test of completely obliterated the test is land in the Eniwetok It tore a cavity in the floor of the oceana crater measuring a full mile in diameter and 175 feet in depth at its lowest one could place 140 structures the size of our nations If this blast had been touched off in a modern Cole the resultant heat and blast would have completely devastated an area three miles in all directions from the point of In he the 1952 blast would have blanketed an area of 300 square But this test was held almost a year ami a half Cole and he added Security keeps me from com menting on whore our hydrogen wcapos program now and from outlining the directions in which it is now But I can assure you that it is Monopoly Cole said the Soviet hydrogen test last August should have an once and for those who naively imagined us to hold a mo nopoly of knowledge and skill in thermonuclear research and de He said Russias present capa bility to deliver a crippling atomic or hydrogen attack on this coun try may be debatable but he add ed that beyond any question the Russians will be able to do so one or two or three years from The New York congressman said he is confident the United States could maintain its capacity to strike back with great even if this country should fall vic tim to a surprise atomic or hydro gen bomb he said a program for sur vival that relies solely on the ability to launch a nuclear coun terblow would be only a half We must make it he that our continental defense system oould cripple and repel any air fleet directed against He said the present defenses fall far short of Under present he it is possible that 9 out of 10 enemy planes could reach their this is an age when only one hydrogen weapon would be needed to destroy the vitals of any American Dick Dies In Missouri The Own Service was recent ly received here of the death of Dick about who died in Originally from May he used to live at He had been afflicted with heart trouble for several He is survived by a who lives in and a in His son preceded him in death three years Funeral services and burial were In Sfafe Traffic Toll More Than Twice Last Years NORTH aixnit of died here Tuesday might as the result of serious in cludins loss of an In an auto accident Doyle also had suffered head and body The car in which she was riding struck the rear of a stalled farm truck on Highway 83 a mile north of North Her hus who was suffered minor The death brought Nebraskas highway toll to compared with 21 at this lime a year Farm Bureau Meets Friday Plans To Discuss Price Supports And Redistricting The Beatrice unit of the Gage County Farm Bureau will hold its monthly meeting on 8 at the Beauice Na tional Bank community The program will be a further discus led by the president Carl on the resolutions to be senl to Ihc slate Cur rently under discussion is the lo cal units reaction to price supports for farm prices and to a redlstricling program for rural National Farm Bureau policy Is formulated tirst in the local giving each farmer an opportun ity to voice his opinion as to the views which arc finally present ed to Secretary Benson and othei policymakers in the Departmenl of said it is Important that all members and friends of the local unit attend these policymaking and the officers are con cerned that there be a good at Alan national Farm Bureau has gone on re cord in favor of the flexible sup ports as the best means of regulat ing supply and demand on the farm and the opinion of the local groups has generally sup ported The reclistricting while recognized by every has been met with divergent approaches and at the January meeting the Beatrice unit decided to recom mend this problem to the county organization for more widespread Since the Nebraska ru ral schools arc divided Into coun tywide problem was felt to be more than Synthetic Antidote To Nerve Gas Found Associated PrCKs Reporter NEW 17 lifesaving antidote for frightening nervegas war now can be made and there is already enough to treat 400 million per it was dinclosed The drug Is until now obtained only from plants grown mostly in Iron Curtain countries controlled by The synthetic made with chemicals from frees this country from dependence upon foreign Synthetic proviuction of atropine is announced by of New York City and Rens Nerve gas paralyzes causing death unless quickly coun Alropine neutralizes the paralyzing chemical in nerve The firm has supplied 330 pounds of atropine for Defense Depart ment A lifesaving dose is only l150lh of a grain of atro pine Thus a single pound of atropine is enough to treat more than one million The drug can be stockpiled in ampules ready for Says Sharing Info Would Aid Defense Wants Industry To Aid Development Of Nuclear Power WASHINGTON ff President Eisenhower asked Congress Wednesday for authority to share I nil ted information on battlefield use of atomic weapons with friend y In a special the Presi dent also asked for the right to share peacetime atomic power production information with this countrys allies and to give American private industry a great er share in the development of nuclear Eisenhower said these steps would have the effect of strength ening the defense and the econo my of the United States and of the free The President said the onward ush of atomic developments has outmoded the 1946 Atomic Energy Act which mistakenly assumed the United States could maintain a monopoly in atomic weapons for an appreciable Monopoly Lost Counterbalancing the loss of he is the develop ment of a wide variety of atomic weapons which have achieved conventional status in the armed He added The thermonuclear weapons hydrogen bombjnonexistent eight years dwarfs in de structive power all atomic wea The practicability of con structing a submarine with ic propulsion was questionable in 1946 three weeks ago the launch ing of the USS Nautilus made it certain that the use of atomic en ergy for ship propulsion will ulti mately become In economic indus trial power atomic energy it is clearly in a matter of further research and and the establish ment of conditions in which the spirit of enterprise can The President proposed a num ber of amendments to the Atomic Energy Act Secrets He said with howev that changes should make it clear that the authority granted must be exercised only in ac cordance with conditions pre scribed by the President to protect the common And he stressed that no secrets arc to be given away which would be of military advantage to poten tial Our own security will in he as our allies gain information concerning the use of and the defense against atomic Some of our in arc now producing fissionable materi als or supporting effec tive atomic energy research and developing peace time uses for atomic But all of them should become better prepared to meet the con of atomic better prepared to met th con tingency of such In order for the free world to be an effec tive defense it must be geared to the atomic facts of this Eisenhower proposed the Atomic Energy Commission be given au thority which at present only the President has to allow private cil or corporations to engage in tho production of fissionable ma terial outside Hie United Asserting the commercial use of atomic energy for power can soon be a the President said a number of private firms already are studying various reactor types which might bedeveloped to pro duce power at an economically feasible City Covt The following Is another In a series of questions and answers on the may orcouncil form of government which Beatrice adopts lolfowJni the city Jf you have any ques on acts relating to this form of write ot The Beatrice Daily and we will attempt to answer We upeak of the new mayor council form of How new U Iti isnt really new at Be atrice had that form of govern ment until and most cities in the state have it Why must I rercglbter to vote In April Because representation on the council will be by and it became important to have wards of about equal So ward boundaries were That made the old registration books and the whole city had to be How long have 1 to reregister Until March And if I dont A Then you cant vote in the April If you register lat er on you can vote in subsequent elections but not In DeWitt FatherSon Banquet Thursday The Suns Own Service DK WITT The annual Father Son banquet at the DeWitt Luth eran Church will be held Thurs day evening at 7 Guest speaker will be Wil Alfred will introduce the following program Henry Bro therhood president trumpet Eddie Erwin Janssen a Wayne Schucrman and remarks by the local r win Dinner will be by the Ladies Aid of the Local Grain Following prices approxi mate based on the normal freight Wheat Corn 36 Save In Beatrice During Dollar Days Friday And Saturday   

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