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   Las Vegas Daily Optic (Newspaper) - July 16, 1956, Las Vegas, New Mexico                                Faith Nww Mevfca LAS VEGAS DAILY OPTIC 77th Yeur No 108 roll LMMd Wire rtm Motto Laa Vegw Dally Optic Las Vegas New Mexico Monday July 16 1856 BINQUIOOPY Marine Instructors March Drill Starts First Move Religious Services At Site Of First ATest PARRIS ISLAND SC The delense fought Monday to have stricken from the indictment against SSgt Matthew C McKeon charges that he was drinking vod ka before he led raw recruits no a death march that drowned six men in a tidal wash By JACK WILKINSON blast site itself a small hole in United Press Staff Correspondent the earth some greenish chunks TRINITY SITE NM Kepre ientativcs of three faiths prayed Sunday for divine guidance of mankiid in the atomic age at the on the barren desert mesa when II years ago The accepted by a 1 Monday the first micenr weapon sevenman general court niartri j was expioced Five hundred persons attended thv brief religious services con ducted by i Catholic priest an Army chaplain and a Rabbi They were first members of the public ever admitted to the trying the Worcester Mass jun ior drill instructor at this husc Marine training de flate considerably the case of the prosecution Hemoval of the drinking cham s would leave charges of involun tary manslaughter of cruelly oppressing 74 members of recruit platoon71 by taking them oi a disciplinary march into tidal Rib bon Creek last April 8 The manslaughter charge with out the drinking allegations as a contributory factor then would be come in effect an accusation of faulty judgment on McKeons part McKeon ramrod stiff was tlv central figure in perhaps the celebrated court martial smcr Billy Mitchells Marines Also On Trial Although he was the Visible de fendant the Marines recognized loo a silent and invisible defen stiff training program given to all recruits A conviction could send McKeon to pri son for at least four bring a new itvision of training regulations Through legal argument in the opening court martial session the hollowcheeked 31yearold defend ant sat the counsel tableas it transfixed He stared straight ahead of him at the wall his deepsel blue eyes seldom moving He seemed ex trajncly and rather bewil dered at the legal points being argued His wife Betty who is expert ing a third child next month wa m thy courtroom but McKeon ucver gianeed at her of fused sand bits of metal and the foundation of a house erected as part of the first blast experi mcnt remained as visible evidence of what happened here if years Thc tower on which thL first bomb was exploded was vaporized and the hole the explosion created was mo try filled in by bulldozers latei so that now it is only about cii ep and six feet in dia two 11i meter A piece of the generator used to explode the bomb still lies in orce closelyguarded location on the a short distance from the vast White Sands Proving where the tower stood Several services conduct their rocket tests hundred feet away is thc founda The religion observance wasjtion of a building that was erect sponoivd by civic Croups of Alaed to test the structures reaction inogiirrin N M 70 miles south to the explosion The building it and nearby Tuitrosa The spot is j self disappeared in the blast 20 nulcs fiom a main northsouth Green glossy chunks of melted highway ami plans are being sand drew the greatest interest of made to 5et it aside a a national i visitors Most of thc sand called monument j trinitito had to be removed be During Tour of its radioactivity but Sundays visiors most of them i many pieces still remain New Mexico and mili Before Sundays religious ob ttry juTHne from nearby bases j servance conducted by the Rev braver intci inittc it showers and i John Borlcy of Tularosa Chap dustiaden gaies to attend the1 lain Harry C Hand of Whiu Sands r c s and an afunioon Proving Ground and Rabbi Floyd looking around the patch of sand i A Fiuiman of Ei Paso Tex and sagebrush j only military officials and a few Thenwas little for them to see j carefully screened civilians had Only a ice fentv surrounding the been allowed to visit the site WeekendAcciden ts Claim Eight Lives By UNITED PRESS by her husband Joseph Johr Xew Mexicos traffic fatality Koellen 60 when it cut back toe toll which is climbing at a rate at better than one a day topped lie 200mark or thc first this year with thedeath Sunday ol a Mexico bracero sharply in front of a car it wat passing nicked the second car then went out of control anc overturned On Friday three were killed in WeilKnown Mora Woman Dies After Lengthy Sickness Mrs Stella M Sanchez died at her home in Mora Saturday fol lowing a lengthy illness She was the wife of Florentine San chez who operates a merchan dising business in Mora Mrs Sanchez was well known throughout Mora and San Miguel counties having lived at Mora for more than 50 years She was an active member of the Mora Presbyterian Church arid many other organizations in Mora She is survived by her hus band Florentine two sons Na poleon F Sanchez and Gilbert Sanchez two sisters Mrs Ri cardo Branch Mora and Mrs Edward Allen Cheyenne Wyo six brothers Benjamin Madrid Ventura Calif Teodoro Madrid Tucurncari and Levi David Jacobs and Leo Madrid of Mora Other relatives surviving are an uncle Reverend Gabino Ren don and Mrs Gabriel Sanchez of Albuquerque The body of Mrs Sanchez will be taken to her home in Mora this evening where she will lie in state until time of the funeral Tuesday morning Funeral services will be con ducted at the Presbyterian Church in Mora at 9 Tues day after which burial will take place in the Masonic Cemetery in Las Vegas Arrangements in charge of the Jchnsen Memorial Mortuary Ike Returns To His Desk In White House convention Monday as State Demo Tucker said the ed by the GOP convention was ThU death Have the state eight I smashup near Deming and two fatalities from noon Fridav until i children were killed in a wreck Reds Appeal For Ban On Nuclear Weapon Testing MOSCOW Foreign Minister Dmitri Shepilov appealed Monday to the United States and Woodruff Great Britain to prohibit nuclear M H woouruli was pulled j ejirly Monday and raised the toll for the year to 201 compared with Ki2 at tins time last year a dif friciKX of 38 I Theu was at least one other 1 drith in the stat during the weekend when a foiiryear Hereford Tex Ktrl drowned1 in Conchas lake near Tucumeari near Foit Sumncr Cutback In Funds Causes Reduction At Ordnance Plant nf ill Janice Lyn daughter of Mr and FLAGSTAFF Ariz A weapons tests from the lake seviral hours after wa iiixirted Shepilov addnsseri the Supreme She apparently toppled unseen Soviet Parliament in a 20mininto liVfuni deep water as she iti pr cent cutback in approptia tions for thc Navajo Ordnance Works near here during the fis rai year which began July 1 ha required a reduction in the civil ian labor force al the works of feiials aid Monday ute speech in support of ai played with a brother and sister peal from the Japanes parlia while her father nearby ment for a ban on nuclear ex The Mexuan national killed A total of 133 of the 1024 civil plosions Sunday about 30 miles north I employe at the ordnance nothing more than a compilation stand to thc truck In the coursi of a brief debate Rcvwel on U S 285 was identified several othtr Soviet leaders criti cized thc West A Shclepin secrc a Luccro 37 He was driving a truck belong lary of the Younu Communist nm to th Richard Com Ranch League said there were forces in i when it went out of control and the United States still trying to One of two passen maintam international tension B gers with him AlexaUier Hernan Ciafurov member of the Sont Hi was injured Council of theunions foreign alj Two deaths were recorded on fairs committee criticized t h c Saturday A Diamond Mo wo United States Franco and Britain man Mrs Rosie Louden was fir failing to follow thc Soviet ex1 killed in a wreck involving a Mis ample by unilaterally reducing souri und a California car about vorks will be affected a spokes man said Eightythree persont were Riven 30aay termination no tices on July and another who were to terminate their em ployment voluntarily wvrc not U be replaced Irene Bewley To Deliver Highlands Lecture Tonight Highlands University will pre sent Miss Irene Beweley mountain monologuist and rioted lecturer on mountain Americana tonght at 8 oclock in thc area behind Hodgers Library Miss Bewley a resident of Tennessee is an authority on the lolk ballads of thc mountains The mountain Americana au thority will be the fourth speaker on the Highlands summer lec ture series Next weeks lecture will be the last of the season Professor R D Jameson ot the Highlands English depart merit and coordinator for the Aeries will introduce the speaker Jameson has invited all interest id persons to attend The summer lecture series was irganjzed at Highlands four summers ago by Prof Jameson saying Uiey had de o increase the cultural advantIlbcratclv welfare roll iges of students who attend High o increase just before the last lands in the summer as well as Hve in j Mitchells Replacement Each summer five or six guest j Oil Board Expected Soon lectures are given by prominent interesting people I SANTA FE NM P A Tonights lecture will be held j spokesman for Gov John F in Ilfeld Auditorium in the cfehi Sinims said Monday a rcpluce j nient for Albert K Mitchell on i the board of directors at the Reformatory would be forthcoming soon Mitchell disclosed during i n c uiekenc here that he had re iKnod from the board saying he had tixi miny commitments to de vote enough time to the former industrial school THE GOP NATIONAL HEADQUARTEES was all ready for President Etaenhowers merit that he would run for renomination AS is evidenced by all of these Ike and Dick posters displayed here by Jane Kottmeier staff inembcr of the GOP National Press Telephoio Democrats React Quickly To State Republicans Platform j SANTA FE N M Demielection thus causing the depart The Republican platform is crats reacted quickly and sharply merit to go into the financial red full of laughs for anyone who ha to the weekend Republican state Yet they have the gall to ad repeal of the present quali cratic chairman Ernest Tucker acj ficatioh laws with the hypocritical cuscd the opposition of political k statement that efficient nonpoliU owwrtunism end doubictaUt ol actual need is the solution to swollen he said Tucker also said the Republican hcdm studied state government for ttje past years Tucker said The Mechem administration was pa thetic and consistently futile but now the ReptfbHcaBSare saylnt tttfte istration should have done didnt but he should have done Before The Republicans labored until nearly 11 pm Saturday before law was inspired by railroad inj concluding their state convention tcrests and made poiiited remarks I about former Gov Edwin L Me Tucker criticised the GOP j chems representing the Santa Fc I pledge to repeal two restrictive Railroad until he entered the race for governor which almost bogged down in a complicated mathematical jumble over selection of delegates to the national convention in San Fran bad weather Recreation Films To Be Shown Here Tuesday Evening Of stimulating interest to La Vegans interested in the develop ment of a better place to liv j hrough a strong recreation proj picked uy Simins to make numer Rep Stewart Udall DAriz gram for youngsters and adult j us reforms at the school whin DemoProgramsGet Farm Plight Blame WASHINGTON Former i and the hopes for the future in rc Gov Dan Thornton of Colorado I gard Jo the farm problem said Sunday the problem is j Thornton said he did not care thv greatest domestic issue the I who won the Democratic presiden nation faces and added that the j tial nomination Republicans would take thy rura j Back After Week Absence Eisenhower Still In Bandages From His Most Recent lUnew WASHINGTON Presi dent Eisenhower still wearing a bandage discussed atomic aad foreign policy Moaday on his first return to bis White House desk since bis operatioB more than five weeks ago Mr Eisenhower arrived at hie office at am and held a MM work session with his staff before swinging into a limited series of appointments He conferred at am wttfc Adm Lewis W Strauss chairman of the Atomic Energy Commis sion He later called in Secretary of State John Foster Dulles for a foreign policy review and to dis cuss plans for the Panama ference of American Presidents which the President will attend this weekend Mr Eisenhower will confer Tuesday with Republican leaders of the House and Senate and OQ Thursday he will preside ft a meeting of the Natural Security Council No News Press Secretary James C Has erty said Mr Eisenhower will BO hold a news conference this week Neither wiil he have a formal cabinet meeting before he for Panama Friday right vote in the 1950 prcsidcntial elec tion I dont fear any of the Demo cratic nominees he said Bring them all on President Eisenhower Thornton newly named chief of j and Vice President Nixon will be the GOP Nitiona Committees rcelected faim crusade program said the Thornton said the purpose of thc frm problem was a result of Republican farm committee was Mitchell was one of i croup of ribbon bosird members I Dtmocrdtic price support pro to provide factual information to legislative connected with the closing days of Congress his heavily cut for eign aid program The chief executivedrove back from Gettysburg with the White House doctor Maj Gen Howard McC Snyder The doctor did not remain at thc executive mansion during the night but returned to his own residence on Connecticut Avenue five minutes away from the White House Keeps Restricted Schedule Before the President left farmhouse at Gettysburg Hagerty reiterated that the chief exacu tivcs period of convalescence would extend beyond the farm and into the White House itself for a period as yet undetermined According to White House sources continued convales cence meant simply that for the immediate future the President would see a relatively restricter daily list of callers and that his daily working hours would be tomewhat shortened from their prciilness level Mr Eisenhower is scheduled to armed forces The Supreme Soviet later unani US 66 Aiously adoltcd a resolution urg Mrs Doris 25 miles west of Albuqucique on Kocilcn 45 was ing thc United States ttnd Britainkilled irs a twoear accident south to prohibit nuclear explosions of Taos She was in a car driven year had announced earlier that t h c cutback iu civilian labor force a thc works would be necessary when Congress approved an ap propriation of for oper ation of the works this fiscal year 36 per cent reduction from the appropriation for the past fiscal iapilol Pressure On Bolack To Seek Congressional Seat SANTA FE NM The I to on Friday before thc conven political season opened officially i tion Monday as the Republicans comEarlier the Republicans had plcted their weekend convention I adopted a platform which spelled and leveled off for the stretch j out what most had figured all drivxto Novembers election the relative reoonsibility Thc party members labored un til nearly 11 pm Saturday night before concluding their state con vention which almost bogged down in a complicated mathernattcal jumble over selection of delegates to the national convention in San Francisco The convention ended however with the Republicans still looking for a second congressional candi date to team with Forrest Atch ley of Mount Dora Tom Boitck of Parmington who has been under great pressure to run spent much of thc convention time tcUtof people he was not a candidate and would not be However Fred Haffner n field rpprcmntatlvc of the Republican national committee who attended scntec ballot new registration of voters stiff penalties for narcotics the Republicans had law violators adequate facilities for schooling Indian children and reorganization of the education de partment to elect thc state board by one member from each dis trict and the board would then appoint a qualified school super toM a newsman that Botack waa held in very high re sard in WaaMafton from thc i and tattmat for Botack to from at tor away White tiMMkt rua waa M I TV and lien laws of the welfare de partment and the truck weight law would be key issues in thc 1956 campaign The Republicans called for out right repeal of all three Thc Democnits f6r modifica tion of the laws and novel mentioned the truck weight law in their platform adopted at conven tion henlast month The Republicans said New Mexi cos truck weight limits should be fixed to conform with federal re comminditions and the tions of the Western Association of Highway Officials The states limits now arc higher than these recommendations Other planks in the platform in dueled a demand for repeal of the leader law combination of the corporation commission and pub lic service commission an end to the scandalous inefficiency of the motor vehicle deportment A minimum law in with tutute intendent The convention picked these delegates to the national conven tion Edwin L Mechem Harry Robbins and Phillip Hubbeli Bcr nalillo county Horn Bursom So corro Ed Springer Colfax Pat rick J Hurley Rcginaldo Espino za and M B Johns Santa Fc Floyd Lee and Carol G Gunder son Valencia Forrest Atchlcy Union Helen Lynch Grnnt Mrs Margaret Lccte Otcro and John Knorr Chavcs Alternates selected were area to take part in the program Hearing OnRail Wage Off Indefinitely of Edwin L Mehcm U S Sees Release Of Red Prisoners WASHINGTON UP US officials believe that Bed China will be the showing of two of the iid been under fire during finest films ever product 01 oays of udminitratkm i his subject at the Little Theatei on the Highlaids University cam pus tomorrow evening beginning ta Martin Seidler codirec tor of the citys summer recrea UonaL program announced thu morning The films will form thc core of a program to discuss the de velopment of a top recreational program for the area the co pointed but Dr Armand Seidler head of the physical edu cation department at Highlands and an expert on all phases of recreational work will conduct the meeting scheduled to follow thc showing of thc films Entitled Playtown U S A and Leaders for Leisure thc films done in ccior were madf by The Athletic Institute of America with the cooperation of thc National Recreation Associ ation Thc New Mexico State DC partment of Education is mak ing the films available for to morrow nights showing There is no admission cHiirge and Seidler urges all those with an interest ni the welfare of the grams from 1932 to 1954 The clash this year is between j philosophies Thornton said I not political propaganda or dema The voters will say whether they want state control or a free sys trm I dont think they want so cialized agriculture Thornton spvaking on the ABC IV College Confcrcjvce said that President Eisenhower would help Republicans in their drive for farm votes by making a ma jor farm speech during the cam done the problem it faces he said in order to impress the United Naj The Presidents program needs lions may free the 11 Americans it still holds prisoner before next Novembers mcvtinj of the UN General Assembly These officials said Heel Chin may make such a move as part of its continuing efforts to gain ad mission to thc United Nations US opposition which shows no sijn of relentinghis been the i major block keeping Red China out of the international organiza tion The Colorado Republican said he American people should be told that farm surpluses caused depressed prices He Llamed thc surpluses on Democrat programs of price supports Thornton endorsed President Eisenhowers soil bank program but said there would have been no need for it except for the huge surpluses built up under the late next Friday He probably will be back in the White House by the evening of July 23 After that he may return to Gettysburg for a brief period before embarking election year Weather NEW MEXICOrfair mornings partly loudy afternoons Monday and Tuesday Afternoon and night Democrats which depressed the time thundershowers south entral farm market and southwest Monday and east Thc Democrats must answer to an dsouth Tuesday evening Few no defense Thornton said He j the farmer why they failed in 20 isolated thundershowers north will tell what th administrationscars to solve the farm problem i central mountains High Tuesday 8595 northwest to 105 southeast officials noted Uirft ATie i rt bhy with aPciping representative bl Appointment Of Critics Puts FDR Shadow On Ikes Policy Bv LVIE C WILSON Humphrey as U S rep1 Hoffmans confirmation by lulled Press Staff Correspondent resentatives Humphrey has thv j Senate The administration WASHINGTON UP j persistence of a mosquito and the to challange McCarthy That Eisenhower might have learned sting of an oversize wasp when should make considerably political his lessons from the Old Master he goes after thc administration j hay with the bigspending foreicn which is mighty near all the time policy element among thc and on all subjects They were j and the antiMcCarthy folk That himself thc way he deals em out s politcal deck fian at Geneva last August At that FDRs like in thc White House WATERLOO low UP A scheduled hearing between labor and company officials of the Chi Antonio Sanchez and MaUas j cago and Great Western Railroad i Gov Edwin L MechernMonday Martinez San Miguel Warren Co was called off late Sunday j announced an itinerary for livan and Lars Halamah Bcrruii Some SO labor leaders w e continued handshaking tour time 19 Americans were held in may never be seen again Mr Ei Jail or under house arrest in learns fast however as China witness his pick of two rcaustic Stale Tour to represent thc United Slates m thc UN General As SANTA KE NMPUFormcr sunbly two of five representatives named by the President As US representatives neither scnaloi will need reverse his in dividual position It is inevitable Stuart McArthur Mora Rudy Sulj scheduled to appear here with New Mexico day Sen KnowlandRDegree Such strategy is righLauti hi Calif calls Eisenhower policies in o FrjRs political liandbook sis r of the Km East too soft on Red was a third nomination of Paul orjnicr livan and Halamah Bcrna company before FVriercl He planned to be lillo RusRcIl Foutz San Juan Judge Henry Graven onday Lcc Chambnrd CoMax Emory Carptr Eddy SUnerOi Uacota Loterio Ortefa McKuv ley Mn A D Pteaiiiopi Ana nd Fllbcrto Macitan Mo i China Hes more often off than to be a US repre had on the foreign reservation tentative i race company was seeing an lion to prevent an of tix railrwd bonds No oew date WM ait Mr MeCarttv qua Tuesday at Fort Bliss Tex Knowlnnd doesnt like the Preiti for two days and begin tra dents air inspection plan for dis vcltog Lincoln county at Umamcnt much more than do the Mr tiscnitowar like Mr Rao RaWoso and Capitan stvclt oito He saU would get him tc Nritker BUI Baak Dairt tte aaslern ikk of the Mr Eisenhower chose Know a But Uaa sag Sm IWMrtt George will ers strategy probably will off too The choices of Knowland Htimphrey were in the Mr Eisenhowers alert draft af Sen Walter r George straUon team last May dean was t hit a bad lii   

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