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Carthage Press (Newspaper) - December 19, 1970, Carthage, Missouri From underground test. Radioactive dust spreads Over desert l 93rd birthday a mrs. Irma Wise 814 East Centennial entertained with a family dinner thursday night honouring her Mother mrs. May Dintaman on her 93rd birthday. Mrs. Dintaman has a son Loren d. Dintaman Waco Texas and two grandchildren mrs. Charles Edds 823 Euclid and Jerry d. Dintman Kansas City. She has three great grandchildren. Chuck Edds 823 Euclid and Stephanie and Susan Dintaman both Kansas City. Her Grandfather Peter Baker was killed in the Battle of Carthage during the civil War. Sol Bloom a the music Man a an enterprising song publisher claimed credit for the first copyright in the 20th Century. His entry a i wish i was in Dixie land tonight Quot was received and numbered on Jan 2, 1900. Mercury Nev. A Baneberry the code name for the atomic Energy commissions 230th announced underground nuclear test Here since 1963, went off normally and created a spherical Cavern 900 feet below the desert Sand. What followed five minutes later Friday Wasny to Normal. The dec said pressure from the blast equivalent to detonation of about 20,000 tons of int spewed radioactive dust from the Shaft in which the nuclear device had been placed. A dirty Brown column of dust arose and within minutes reached 8,000 feet. Within hours it spread Over 1,000 Square Miles of Barren almost uninhabited desert. The dec evacuated 600 of its employees near the test site but said that nowhere outside of the immediate area of the Shaft was the fallout a danger to human life or health. It was the 17th time an underground test had a leaked Quot and dec officials said the Only comparable release of radiation followed a 1965 test. The most contaminated dust particles fell to Earth near the test site the dec said where investigators found radiation Levels above 25 Roentgen per hour. The Federal radiation Council says humans Are endangered if exposed to More than 25 Roentgen a year. As the Cloud drifted slowly away officials said the radioactivity dropped markedly. Nobody outside the Nevada test Sites 1,350 Square Miles was evacuated. At warm Springs a gasoline Stop near the North Edge of the site 80 Miles Northwest of Las vegas dec employees measured radiation of about one Milli Roentgen an hour. The Cloud drifted Over sheep and cattle ranches mines and a handful of towns with fewer than a dozen inhabitants but the dec said the radioactivity was less than to Mill Roentgen an hour in the Cloud and Only one on the ground. A routine Chest x Ray exposes a person to about 50 Mili Roentgen. A Mill Roentgen is one one thousandth of a Roentgen. The 600 evacuated employees changed clothes and showered a what the dec called nominal precautionary measures. Three Hundred of them were found to carry a Small amount of radioactivity. The Agency which discloses Little information about its tests said later of the weapons development test a it is going to take a Long time to determine what Carthage press sat., december 19, 1970�?p-3 first Black Oakland policewoman More interested in helping youths against Airport. Residents vow armed resistance London apr residents of six villages in the British Countryside Are vowing armed resistance to a Royal commissions recommendation that Many of their houses be razed for an International Jetport. Billboards spotted through the six communities proclaim a Airport Over our dead bodies and we mean posters show a belligerent looking Farmer with a Pitchfork astride Stewkley Church a target of the bulldozers. A i have a Shotgun and a few backsides will be peppered if any bloody Airport Man sets a foot on my land a a Farmer from Cublington said Friday. A my family has been Here for 380 an electric company Surveyor found himself looking Down the business end of a Shotgun two weeks ago. A the boys ran him off a the Farmer said a but they let him Back later when he proved he had nothing to do with the Cublington a 160 residents would be homeless their Village gone if the Roskilly commissions findings Are accepted. Wing population 1,500 Steak Ley 1,016 Aston abbots 264 Donton 61, and Hoggeston 124, would almost disappear and nearly 1,000 Homes would fall. Four 14,000-foot runways a terminal Complex Multi carriageway highways and Railroad spurs would replace them by 1980 in the rectangle five Miles Long and three Miles wide. The facilities would handle too million passengers annually. A this fight will not be lost until the bulldozers and jackhammers actually begin to tear the houses Down a said the Rev. Paul Drake vicar of Stewkley Church. A there will be massive opposition until other villagers say they will Lay Down in front of the Earth moving equipment after it arrives. A there shall be marches demonstrations meetings deputations a said the Wing Airport resistance association which claims 60,000 members nationwide. The resistance has support from 160 members of parliament but the government not the legislators will decide whether to accept the report. The parliamentarians want London a third International Airport located at Foulness in offshore mudflats which would Cost More but would dislocate no families. Homeowners insurance see Beimdiek Agency advertisement l-26-tf Oakland Calif. A the first Black woman on the Oakland police Force packs a .38 revolver and can throw a 200-Pound Man a but she a More interested in helping youths than shooting criminals. Attractive 23-year-old Saun dra Brown graduates Friday near the top of her class in the police Academy after 15 weeks of criminal Law report writing first Aid firearms training and defensive tactics. The slender miss Brown who alternates Black and red wigs with her neat natural Hairdo was born and raised in this City of 358,000 across the Bay from san Francisco. A when i was Little i always wanted to be a policeman. I also wanted to work with juveniles a but i never expected to end up Here a she said. A graduate of Fresno state College with a degree in sociology miss Brown was working As an insurance claims representative in san Francisco when she heard that Oakland was looking for a Black policewoman. One reason she tried for the Job she explained was the need for More minority policemen in this City where the Black Panther party was founded and the population is More than one third negro. The Force of 710 now has 36 Black policemen and seven policewomen All White. A my brother sometimes kids me about becoming a a pig a miss Brown said a but nobody has really made any rude remarks about it. A ooh of course i have thought about the police image a you have to think about it but i feel that the derogatory remarks come from a very Small minority they done to really represent the people of miss Brown will Start her police career in the youth division at a salary of $11,112 a year but police chief Charles Gaines said he plans to shift her and the other policewomen to other areas As Well. A maybe women a intuition combined with police knowledge and skills can give us some feedback on How to do things better particularly in the areas of vice and intelligence a he said. Crop production slips to lowest level in 3 years Washington a farm crop production in 1970 slipped to the lowest level in three years As poor weather and Corn blight took a major toll. The agriculture department reported Friday its a mail crops Index for the year was Only 18 per cent Over the 1957-59 average used for comparison. It was up 22 per cent in 1969. Not since 1966 had the production Index dropped from one year to the next. The 1970 decline resulted mainly from smaller crops of feed Grain wheat and Rice. The blight damaged Corn crop a key Factor in so much of the nations food production improved slightly during november and was estimated at a Little Over 4.1 billion bushels a gain of six million from prospects last month. But the latest estimate still is 14.7 per cent less than the record crop prospects of 4.8 billion bushels predicted last july before the full Impact of Corn Leaf blight. The latest projection is More than to per cent below 1969 Corn output. 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