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Amarillo Sunday News Globe (Newspaper) - April 7, 1974, Amarillo, Texas Study cites peril of do it yourself a bomb full it to near inc that it not Dlf i troop of perhaps Fiva to ten persons to inf sophisticated Ahio . Of a he a my Home Eodald kill of my by a people Wasrington Impi Warnin that it is not Dlf i enl to make an atom bomb a Ford foundation study said saturday that the growth of the nuclear Power Industry carries j a substantial risk a of terrorists or others stealing nuclear materials to make illegal weapons. The report said present safeguards against nuclear theft Are inadequate and called on the atomic Energy commission dec to act now a to develop Long term safeguards that will Deal effectively with the a or criminals or even a single fanatic might try to steal nuclear weapons material for Money or for purposes of political coercion a it said. A a if they Alicce Decd they could use the materials in a number of ways to threaten groups governments or whole if such a raid should occur the report envisioned group of perhaps Fiva to ten persons to inf sophisticated firearms and equipment storming t Power Plant or other facility in search of fissionable it said officials should be ready therefore to meet Quot a maximum credible the 252 Page report was sponsored by the Ford foundations Energy policy project and prepared by Theodore b. Taylor a physic list and former scientist at the Aecus 1-08 Alamos Center and Mason Wullrich an attorney and authority on nuclear safeguards and arms control. The anchors said the Power Industry is using increasing amounts of Philon Lum and highly enriched uranium the stuff that goes into the explosive Core of atomic bombs. Within a few years they added a tens of thousands of kilograms of these fissionable materials will be flowing through the . Nuclear Power a a few kilograms 20 to 50 pounds of these Al Salon ahle materials Are enough to make a Boink of mass the report said a and a few Grams of plutonium 2 to 3 ounces if effectively dispersed As airborne particles could be a deadly radioactive danger in a widespread Are a based on nuclear data available to the Public they said a a few persons possibly even one person working alone who possessed about 10 kilograms of plutonium oxide and a substantial amount of chemical High explosive could within several weeks design and build a crude fission Taylor and Wullrich defined a crude bomb As one with a probable yield of 100 tons of int and a possible yield of As much As a few Al loons. In a typical to birr. Ban residential area they said such a weapon a pm Ghl kill 2,000 people most by exposure to radioactive set off la a per alb a a a Al the same bomb could kill As May As people and destroy the entire Thill Law. The report conceded Tho dec Bat so s an strengthened la precautions against. During the production process and storage of such materials. But it a id the system is incomplete at this a i or example these Are no specific regents for the physical Protection of less than two kilograms of Piu Lonum. Even though a Small fraction of that amount is enough 10 make a radiological weapon. For a Quot a a a her example the requirements for keeping Contact with Vohn Clos while they carry nuclear weapons Are inadequate the authors said there also h no system for guarding nuclear materials shipped abroad or a nuclear Power programs sunday news Globe 112 pages Pri vol. 50, no. 14 a a Amarillo Texas sunday. April 7, 1974_ Amarillo Texas sunday april 7, 1974 112 pages Price 25c school runoffs due by Hal Marsh assistant City editor three places on the Amarillo Independent school District Board of trustees went into Runoff elections saturday marking the first time that a second election has been required. A change to specific places on the seven member school Board plus the adoption of a policy of requiring a majority rather than a plurality made the Runoff election necessary. Previously Board members ran at Large with the top three or four depending upon the year winning places on the Board. The other four places on the Board will be numbered when the positions Are up for election. For place 1, Pete dal Las of 2118 s. Van Buren the Only incumbent seeking re election will face Ben m. Simms of 3714 Cimarron. Mrs. Charles i Schmidt of 2810 Crockett and Carl h. Benson of 3304 Palmetto Trail topped a Field of five candidates for place 2 on the run off ballot. In the place 3 race Tom Herrick of 3005 s. Ong and John c. Drummond of 111 n. Beverly Are vying for the spot. Unofficial returns showed 5,420 voters went to the polls under warm and sunny skies and some wind less than 10 per cent of the estimated living within the Amarillo school District. The Amarillo school Board is scheduled to canvass the returns at its regular meeting monday night and set the Date of the run off election. School supt. Bob Ash Forth said saturday night he expects the run off election to be set either april 27 or May 4. The election saturday climaxed a quiet Campaign by 11 candidates for the three positions Sre Stunoff on Pago 2> meets russian today european leaders huddle with Vixon _ Stoh photo by Ralph Duke battling shortages Panhandle area Oil men trying to produce during a fuel shortage Ore hampered by a shortage of steel drilling Ond casing tube. Roy Patton of Central Supply co. In Borger is reworking used pipe for sole to regular customers. See Story on Page c-8. Paris up a president Nixon paid homage to president Georges Pompidou saturday. Walked smiling through the City to the acclaim of applauding parisians and held a very pointed and detailed discussions with european leaders american officials said. Nixon postponed his return to the United states until sunday to fit in talks saturday with French interim president Alain Poher. President Giovanni Leonc of Italy. Premier Harold Wilson of Britain West German Chancellor Willy Brandt and danish Premier pol Hartling. To Lav he scheduled a work in breakfast with soviet area election results listed on Page 18 president Nikolai Podgorny and talks with japanese prime minister Kakuei Tanaka before a scheduled noon 7, .,Edt departure for w Ashington. After attending a fare vell mass for Pompidou who died tuesday Nixon strolled through fashionable Faubourg St. Honor Street chatting and shaking hands with French people. He presented a stunned Small boy with a pen marked a Richard Nixon. White hundreds applauded and shouted a Bravo. Bravos As the president smiled and snid a a a Al bless you and a we americans love French people a. White House press Secretary Ronald w. Ziegler said the talks with european leaders involved emphasis by Tho president on the need to develop european Unity in conformity with Strong -,european ties. He stressed the need for a close consultative process Between the european common Market and Washington. A we believe there is some work to be done there a said Wiite guns Shadow passover by the associated press israeli forces opened fire on syrian troops on the Golan Heights front saturday morning and used warplanes for the first time since the october cease fire. United nations truce observers reported. Israeli air Force jets were called in for a second time in the afternoon to strike syrian infiltrators who attacked a israeli position on it. Her Mon. The israeli military command said. Israel said it acted in both cases after the syrians crossed the Golan truce line hours before passover began and attacked an israeli Posi Tion on the snowy slopes of the Mountain. Syria said Israel struck first. Meanwhile Egypt a Middle East news Agency claimed libyan Premier Abdel Salem Jalloul had stripped libyan Leader Moa mar khad Afy of Power and pushed him into a figurehead position. But the libyan news Agency said it had no information on reports that khad Afy had been ousted. A libyan government spokesman said he was aware of foreign press reports a that khad Afy has delegated his Powers administrative and political a to Jalloul. Israel said its fighter bombers and big guns were called on to repulse the syrians in the morning that the syrians withdrew after a half hour and that Israel complained to the United nations in Jerusalem. It was the 26th straight Day of fighting on the embattled Golan and the adjoining wedge of land captured from Syria in the october War. Israeli troops still stood on High Alert along the Arab fronts fearful of a repetition of the last yom kippur Holiday we Hen syrian and egyptian troops launched their attack. Also worsening in the jew ish state was the political juror stirred by the report of a Blue ribbon commission fixing blame for israelis initial setbacks at yom kippur. Israelis most powerful political Leader. Mena hem begin chief of the right Wing liked bloc called on Premier Golda Mcira a government to resign. Israelis chief of staff it. Gen. David Elazar. Already has resigned from the army because of the report. But there was a growing clamor for the resignation of mrs. Meir and her defense minister Moshe Dayan or see Golan on Page 2 Forest afire at Cloudcroft Cloudcroft. . Up _ winds gusting up to 60 Miles an hour fanned flames through 8.000 acres of Lincoln National Forest saturday forcing evacuation of two Small towns. The fire believed Man caused. Erupted 20 Miles Southeast of this Mountain resort. Almost 1.000 men w Ere called to Battle the Blaze whipped through Virgin Pine and Conifer Forest. A a it a really John Goodwin a state game and fish department officer said. A i done to think they pm get it stopped by i Goodwin said 200 to 300 residents of the communities of Weed and Sacramento were forced from their Homes. He said there were no injuries but several buildings in both towns were destroyed. A a it a moving Down three canyons in an Easterly direction very Goodwin said. A a it a burning so hot that its creating its own winds of up to 60 Miles per hour by Thermal action a the fire was spotted just before noon by the Weed Lookout Tower. Two world War ii b17 see fire on Page 2 Gene Roll fair through monday. Cooler today and warmer monday. High today mid 60s. Low tonight Tow 40s. High monday mid 70s. Winds becoming northwesterly 1 5 to 25 Mph today. Inside news amusements. C-15-19 books .c-13 business. C-9-11 classifieds d-3-15 comic strips c13 crossword Pursle. .c-13 editorials. C-12 form Ond ranch. D-2 Gordens. 9 Oil Ond gos.c-8 sports .c-1-5 spotlight.d1 television. C-17-18 women s Poges .8-1-13 House chief of staff Alexat Der Laig. Cardinal Francois Marty called Lor world leaders to get together in a prayer at the notre Dame mass but White House spokesmen had already announced that the president had decided to add a political dimension to his visit. was one of the few leaders applauded by the crowd outside notre Dame when he arrived for the services. Later after changing dark Gray funeral suit for a Blue one. He walked from the see talks on Page 2 car i Tim not found for 6 hours by Ben Keck Globe news staff writer an Umbarger Farmer was killed Early saturday when his car overturned seven Miles Southwest of Bushland on a county dirt Road. Dwayne Raymond Gerber 24. Apparently Lay dead at the Roadside for almost six hours before the wreckage was discovered. The Texas department of Public safety said. Patrolmen said the Accident occurred a out 3 The mishap was reported at 8 30 By a passing Motorist identified by the Randall county sheriffs department As Jerry Schneider Jan of Bushland. Investigating officers said evidence at the scene indicated Gerber was Southl Iund on the Road known As Samson Road which runs Between Bushland on interstate 40. And Umbarger on u. S. 60. Skid Marks in the dirt indicated the car went off the Road into a ditch rolled Back onto the Road skidded broadside into a ditch on the opposite Side of the Road and overturned six times. Gerber was thrown from the vehicle with such Force that his body was Flung against a Concrete Bridge Culvert officers said. Medical examination showed that his neck was broken. Officers said Gerber was alone in the car at the time of the Accident. Gerber was pronounced dead at the scene at 9 15 By Randall county jus Tiec of the peace w. W. Hancock. A Rosary service w ill be held at 7 30 . Today in the Lagrone funeral Chapel at Lanyon. Funeral mass is Xet for 10 Monday in St. Mary a Catholic Church at Umbarger. The it Rev. Msgr. Matthew Schafle pastor will offi sea fatality on Page 2 Home show blooms a staff photo by John ebbing with on entire civic Center full of displays to choose from Kathryn Richords of 17 Kendo found o a pot in exotics Plant Haven during so Turnoy a run of the second annual Goa Home show. The show which Fco Tures displays of Home and Garden equipment and Orts Ond crafts will continue from 10 . Until 10 . Today. Kha Clafy in trouble by the associated press libyan strongman col. Moa mar khad Afy has been a a relieved of Many of his a political and executive functions but has not been deposed a libyan government source said saturday night in Tripoli. The source who asked to remain Anonymous stressed that the fiery 32-year-old libyan strongman remains in charge of the armed forces. Though be has relinquished some duties to libyan Premier Abdel Salem Jalloul. The changes in the libyan govt Ament were reported by Egypt a official Middle East news Agency in Cairo which claimed that Jalloul khad Afy a right hand Man had stripped the colonel of Power and pushed him into a figurehead position. A libyan spokesman earlier acknowledged he was aware Back the Bonds there Ore Good reasons for supporting the Northwest Texas Hospital Bond Issue. For o discussion of them turn to the editorials on Poge c-12, and read a Aback the Bonds Quot this Issue deserves careful consideration by every citizen of the Community. Of the foreign press reports but said Only a that khad Afy has delegated his Powers administrative and to Jalloul. The Premier who is in Paris for the memorial services for the late French president Georges Pompidou declined to comment on the reports. It remained unclear whether khad Afy who has ruled Libya with a tight grip since taking Power in a coup four years ago. Had requested the changes or if he was gradually being eased out of Power. Khad Afy. An ideologue and a spellbinder to libyan masses is know to be disdainful of protocol normally reserved for Heads of state. More than once he has threatened to resign Only to withdraw tie resignation a Short time later. Diplomatic sources in Beirut said that khad Afy had a voluntarily relinquished some of his duties to Jalloul but that he still remains tha sea Libya on Page 2

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