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Biloxi Daily Herald (Newspaper) - December 19, 1970, Biloxi, Mississippi The daily he Rald serving Biloxi Gulfport and the Mississippi coast since 1884 served by associated press volume 87 a number 77 Mississippi coast saturday morning december 19, 1970 2 sections a 18 pages weather partly Cloudy to Cloudy through sunday. Chance of showers sunday possibly beginning tonight. Colder sunday. Lows 50 to 56. Highs 70 to 76. Details on Page 8. Single copy 10c radiation following nuclear blast Mercury Nev. A about 600 workers were evacuated from the Nevada test site Friday after an underground nuclear test shot blew a plume of radioactive dust 8,000 feet in the air the. Atomic Energy commission said. It was the largest number of persons reported exposed to radiation at the 1,350-Square-mile test site located in Barren desert 80 Miles Northwest of Las vegas since underground Quot testing began in 1963. The dec said a radioactive air mass was moving Quot North and Northeast very slowly Quot but that radioactive Levels were Quot dropping very the dec emphasized the level of radioactivity traced beyond the test site boundaries was Quot very Low Quot and said it was Well within permissible Levels for humans. No towns in the immediate area of the test site were reported evacuated. The closest town is Alamo with about 250 residents some 10 Miles North. An dec spokesman refused to say if it was possible the radioactive air mass would Cross the United states boundaries. Such an occurrence if it happened would violate the 1953 above ground nut ear test ban treaty signed by the United states Russia and other nations. The radiation was the second reported in four underground nuclear test shots Here since wednesday when minor spillage from one. Test Rose 400-500 feet above ground and was confined to within the test shot sits. Code named the latest device planted �500 feet below ground had a listed Force of less than 20,000 tons of int. Like the three previous shots it was a military weapons development test the dec said. The dec said about 300 of the 600 workers evacuated from the test site s northeastern Corner Quot were found to have radiation youth programs called appalling kiss for Mamie. President Nixon kisses mrs Mamie Eisenhower As he and British prime minister Edward Heath right arrive at her Gettysburg farm Home for a Brief visit today. The two leaders flew to the farm after completing talks at. The presidential Retreat. Camp David in the nearby Cato tin mountains. I a wire photo by James Saggus associated press writer Jackson miss. A a legislative study committee called Friday night for sweeping reforms to cure Quot appalling and inexcusable conditions Quot in state programs for delinquent and neglected children. The penal institutions legislative committee set up by the 1970 session pictured fragmented efforts to Deal with juvenile problems and labelled them ineffective through Lack of Money staff and coordination. The committee a 10-member group headed by sen. James Molpus of Clarksdale urged creation of a Mississippi department of children and youth to operate and coordinate expanded health welfare and correctional programs for juveniles. An appointive Board of five would set department policies. Molpus said a second Section curfews enforced in Poland new disorders seen at Slupsky Warsaw apr strict curfews were enforced in rebellious polish cities Friday night in an attempt to end the bloody clashes that have taken up to 20 lives and left hundreds injured. But there were reports of disorders at a new spot Slupsky. In the North. Rioters protesting government imposed consumer Price increases have fought militiamen looted shops and burned buildings in the Baltic cities of Gdansk Gdynia and Sopot and the Western Industrial City of Szczecin in disorders that began monday. Al was reported quiet in the Baltic cities but in Szczecin 180 Miles West of Gdansk radio appeals for i thousands of draft records destroyed Elizabeth. . Apr thousands of records at the draft office Here were damaged and thousands More were stolen from the office 15 Miles away in Union City selective service officials said Friday. Police said the incidents occurred some time Between 5 . Thursday and Early Friday morning when workers at the Board came on duty. Identical messages phoned to the news Media including the associated press and left in notes at both boards attributed the work to the Quot Early Hoover vacuum conspiracy Quot As a protest against the War in Southeast Asia. Police in both cities said they had turned evidence Over to the Fri which had entered the Case. The police would not say what the evidence was. The notes left at both boards and phoned to the news Media _ said Quot the destruction of these documents of death makes us one with the East coast conspiracy. Quot which police said probably was a reference to Quot a group by that name composed of roman Catholic priests nuns and laymen. Part of the notes read Quot let this act be interpreted As an act of Solidarity with Young Black Brown red and White americans who Are fed into the War machine of every escalating conflict in Southeast the note also said in obvious references to the president an feb director j. Edgar Hoover Quot Nixon nonsense and Hoover harassment does not deter us nor does prison deter Calm hinted at More trouble there after a night of burning and looting. A Western Diplomat returning from Gdansk said tanks were deployed at 100-Yard intervals on the main Street to enforce order. Gdansk the former free City of Danzig has a population of 380.000, Gdynia 170,000, Sopot 40,000 Szczecin 370.000 and Slupsky 67.100. From Slupsky a City of Light Industry 12 Miles West of Gdansk came reports that authorities used tear Gas to quell demonstrators. The Steep increases announced last saturday at the height of the Christmas season followed years of Price stability. The Price of meat a chronically Short item in Poland. Was raised 17 per cent. Other Price increases included 25 per cent for cheese 16 per cent for flour 11.7 for fish and 8 per cent for milk. The government estimated the various increases would raise an additional $208 million a year in Revenue. To try to Calm the polish people the country has been put. Under what almost amounts to a state of emergency. Premier Jozef Cygankiewicz has ordered Security forces to shoot destructive demonstrators. A report from Western sources that a bomb had exploded in the Back Yard of the soviet embassy was denied by embassy personnel. Reporters were barred from the grounds. Same chorus second verse Rob pm tie pm Call help Eugene Ore. Apr when or. And mrs. Duane Himber were bound and gagged by an armed robber in their Home last month they had to struggle for several hours to get Loose. Thursday the Eugene businessman and his wife were taped together again and before they expended much Effort a the police arrived called by a Man who said he had just robbed the timbers and left them taped together. The timbers told police the robber was the same Man who tied them with Nylon Cord exactly four weeks ago then ransacked their House. This time $100 and an electric Shaver were taken. The family car was taken in both robberies but each time it has been left at a nearby shopping Center. Inside women s 6 business amp financial pm. 8 to listings pm 9 coast entertainments pm. 9 local amp Nat l. Sports pm. 11 classified and pm 14 absolute safety to destroy War germs by Robert a. A military. Writer Washington a a 12.2 million Plant for the Complete destruction. Of All germ warfare stocks was announced by the Pentagon Friday 13 months after president Nixon renounced �the., use of these weapons. Vast quantities of biological agents in poisonous toxins capable of spreading global epidemic Anvil killing crops will be destroyed under. Elaborate procedures guaranteed the army said to provide Quot absolute safety and destruction Wii get under Way Early next year after All Federal state and local environmental agencies have reviewed the army s plan. Officials declined to reveal How Large the stockpile is saying that information is classified. But the army said it will take a year to finish the Job which gives some indication of its size. The materials will be destroyed at their storage Sites at Pine Bluff Ark. Rocky Mountain Arsenal Denver Colo. It. Detrick md., and Beale air Force base Calif. None of the biological agents or toxins will be moved the army stressed. The Pentagon apparently wants to avoid another controversy like the one that flared last year Over the movement of 26,000 tons of obsolete nerve and Mustard Quot Gas across country to the Atlantic Ocean for disposal. President Nixon announced on nov. 25, 1969 that the United states would never use biological weapons either offensively or in retaliation for a germ attack. He ordered existing Stock destroyed and pledged this country would limit its biological research Quot to defensive measures such As immunization and safety last february the ban on biological weapons was extended to toxins the poisonous products of bacteria which produce such fatal diseases As anthrax and typhoid. The United states has spent $726 million on its germ warfare program since 1943, said it. Col. Gerald g. Watson project officer in charge of the destruction program. Most of the materials to be destroyed were produced after 1962 when the United states expanded production of germ warfare agents Watson said materials made before that time have already been phased out. Quot the factors of absolute safety and Security were More important to us than Cost and time Quot he said. Of the committee report dealing with the state Penitentiary would be released saturday night. The juvenile institutions subcommittee headed by rep. Bob Anderson of Wesson found that Quot the training Quot schools As now operating Are nothing More than miniature versions of adult prisons or jails where the person. Serves his time and is released. Almost certainly in a worse condition than when he arrived. Quot the training schools Are nothing More than dumping grounds for children with problems with which the Community is not equipped to Cope. The usual reason for release is merely to make room for another the study report asserted the state had Quot a responsibility for Quot the care and re assimilation into society of its juvenile offenders and. It said it was in the state s Best interest to accept this responsibility. The subcommittee said its first look at the Oakley and Columbia training schools showed Quot a training school was not the place to begin looking for the answer to our questions. Rather they were a last resort when All else had failed. Quot our correction program is burdened by theories practices policies and politics that have no place in a modern corrections program. A penal system based on punishment Rath continued on Page 2 rockets strike Saigon by Holger Jensen associated press writer Saigon a Viet Cong gunners fired two big rockets into Saigon Early saturday killing six vietnamese and wounding eight in an attack coinciding with a weekend of communist anniversary observances. The six including four children were killed and seven persons were Hurt when one of the 100-Pound 122-mm missiles crashed into a crowded housing area in Saigon s 9th precinct continued on a 2 Moscow apr the soviet Union reported launching two More unmanned satellites Friday into orbit around the Earth to conduct unspecified Quot exploration of outer Washington it a Congress Friday set Jan 1, 1975, As the Date for Auto makers to sharply reduce noxious exhaust emissions. Washington a the House passed Friday a Compromise $12 billion Bill extending the deadline for completion of the interstate Highway system to june 30, 1976, i and permitting for the first time partial financing of safety programs from the Trust fund Washington a House leaders abandoned efforts to bring the administration s $1.5 billion school desegregation Bill to a vote Friday probably killing its chances for passage this session. Washington apr a Federal court acting at the request of the Justice department Friday temporarily barred Florida from interfering with cuban shrimp boats in the Gulf of Mexico. The state has contended the boats were fishing in territorial Waters. Florida announced earlier it would arrest the Crew of All foreign vessels in the area after dec. 19. Las vegas Nev. Apr the outcome of a struggle for control of Howard Hughes $300 million Nevada holdings rested Friday with a judge who said he would announce his decision saturday. Alexandria la. A a Federal judge Friday refused a request by a group of Louisiana pinball machine operators seeking to have their seized machines returned. Judge Nauman Scott of . District court dismissed two requests for injunctions after hearing pleadings in his chamber. Only mild interest was evident among Christmas shoppers at Gayfer s department store Edgewater Plaza. Friday night despite moderately heavy smoke inside the store from a trash fire outside. Store manager Paul her Metz said cause of the fire which burned Quot cardboard boxes in a trash bin on the East Side of the Large store was not determined. There was Only slight property damage. The Biloxi fire department responded to the alarm at 7 50 . On their clothing and vehicle Quot they were made to take what the spokesman described As Quot nominal precautions Quot such As showering changing clothes and washing their Xenides. Some underwent tests to determine if any radioactivity was present in their bodies. The dec said Quot there was no immediate indication that such was the Case. The dec said six aircraft including two helicopters from nearby Nellis air Force base were tracing the radioactive air mass. The evacuated workers hired by firms under contract with the dec were All in the test site s Northeast Corner. It was the 17th time the dec has announced radioactivity escaped the reservation since the underground testing began under the treaty. A total of 230 tests have been announced at the site�?30 of them this year. They were both above the below ground explosions at the testing ground from the time it opened in 1951 until the treaty signing. The wife of a worker at the site said that her husband telephoned that he saw Quot a Quot mushroom Quot Cloud after Friday s device was dec denied that the Cloud was mushroom shaped. Along Nevada Highway. 25, the dec said the radiation was measured at less than Milli Roentgen an hours extremely Low. A person must be exposed to 170 Milli Roentgen Quot a. Year to be in any danger the dec said. The shot was detonated at 7 30 . The radioactive spill was not announced until several hours later by the dec which said it. Was monitoring the extent of the spill and would report Quot any significant the dec said that approximately Viz hours after the shot minute traces of radioactivity had been detected As far As 30 Miles from the test site. The spokesman said late Low Levels of radiation had been detected Friday night in the Small town of warm Springs 20 Miles from the test site so Northern Boundary and in the Humboldt National Forest area about 5 Miles Northeast of the. Test site. Giant ornament. Giant Bronze Ball of the Foucault pendulum of the Boston museum of science is admired by Sarah Parker of Newton Center mass. The highly polished 185-Pound Ball swings above a Bright coloured mosaic Aztec Calendar Stone in the museum s Webster foyer. The exhibit dramatically illustrates the con Stant rotation of the Earth about it s Axis a wire Bote a

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