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Washington, D. C.
Maine Voting Is Light;
Mrs. Smith Sees foe
Planted by McCarthy
j By *ho Axacicrtad fIM
PORTLAND. Me., June 21.
Light voting was reported in
Maine’s primary today in which
Senator Margaret Chase Smith
battled a man she claimed Sen
ator McCarthy. Republican, of
Wisconsin apparently planted in
the race against her. >
But women, among whom Mrs.
Smith has strong support, were
reported turning out in several
spots around the State.
Featured in the primary is the
contest between Mrs. Smith, no
friend of Senator McCarthy, and
Robert L. Jones, who is, for the
OOP senatorial nomination. Mrs.
Smith was regarded widely as'
likely to win easily.
"Very Light” in Portland.
Here in Maine's largest city
balloting before noon was de
scribed by city officials as "Jery
light.” That was the story, too,
in Lewiston, Auburn And Bangor.
The twin industrial cities of
Blddeford and Saco followed a
similar pattern. But that is nor
mal for them, Inasmuch as many
employes of textile and textile
machinery plants ordinarily bead
for the polls after they get off
The Saco city clerk reported
quite a few older women were
voting. In Waterville the pass
was slow with more women than
usual turning out.
A couple of polling places in
Augusta, the capital, reported
ballotting was a little ahead.
Memory Hits SI.
The mercury in Portland hit
83, a new high for the year,
shortly before 10 a.m. EST.
Mrs. Smith and her youthful
rival campaigned through elec
tion eve, with the Senator con
tending that Mr. Jones appar
ently is Senator McCarthy’s can
That is the closest Mrs. Smith
has come to openly accusing the
Red-hunting Wisconsin Senator
of attempting to engineer her
defeat in the Republican sena
torial primary.
And it was her nearest ap
proach to a direct attack on her
competitor, Robert L. Jones.
The contestants closed their
campaigns last night with tan
dem television appearances from
the same Portland studio.
Movies Filmed.
Mrs. Smith had spoken of
Senator McCarthy in an earlier
TV interview with commentator
columnist Drew Pearson that
was filmed several days ago in
Washington. '
Mr. Jones followed through by
saying Mr. Pearson was "brought
in here to try and ruin me.”
And he said Mr. Pearson "was
called a liar by four Presidents.
250 Congressmen *nd 85 Sen
The race between the 56-year
old Senator and the 34-year-old
Mr. Jones, a novice la polities,
is the only State-wide contest
in today’s primaries.
The only other competition
above the local and county level
is for the Republican and Demo
cratic nominations in the Ist
congressional district.
Hale Seeks Seventh Term.
Representative Hale, Republi
can, of Maine seeks O. O. P.
renomination for a seventh term.
He was regarded as a likely re
peater for the Republican nomi
nation over J. Hollis McClure of
Bath, member of the Governor’s
Executive Council, and Ray W.
Stetson, Portland attorney.
On the Democratic side it was
James C. Oliver of Cape Eliza
beth, who once represented the
district as a Republican, against
Ell Gaudet, Rumford free-lance
Representatives Nelson and
Mclntire, both Republicans, had
no competition in the primaries
In the 2d and 3d districts.
Both candidates for Governor
are unopposed, Gov. Burton M.
Cross on the Republican ticket
and Edmund S. Muskie of Water
ville on the Democratic ticket.
The count begins after the
polls close at 7 pm. (EST).
(Continued From First Page.)
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Gen. Prentiss made a strong
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which had been stricken from
the bill in the House.
Gen. Prentiss brought out
that the District seas now nearly
$1 million in the special fund
and that it can be used, under
present law. for no other purpose
than foi\parking facilities.
The Commissioners’ fringe
parking, program, Gen. Prentiss
said, avoids the defects of the
previous attempt made by pri
vate enterprise in operating two
so-called fringe parking lots.
There srill be no charge for
parking on the fringe parking
lots to be provided by the Dis
trict. Bus service is to run the
parkerg .from the fringe lots to
the downtown area. The bus
service would be operated dur
ing morning and evening rush
periods and would be intended
only for the all-day fringe park
ing lot parkers.
Gen. Prentiss said the District
now had three sites lined up—
an area near the south side of
the Capitol Street Bridge, the
Carter Barron Amphitheater off
upper Sixteenth street, and an
area near the United States Sol
diers Home.
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Moral Doubts Hit Dr. Teller as He Pioneered H-Bomb
(Continued From First PAge.) j
mlt it: (One scientist said that
when he started working, he!
hoped to find these forces beyond
the range of human ingenuity.)
A few men dimly perceived the
awful capabilities—known forces
of destruction, multiplied by an
unknown "X,” and brought to
the 10,000th power. It boggled
the imagination and tortured the
A Reality In Three Tears.
Three years later, for all prac
tical purposes, the H-bomb was
a reality.
Edward Teller is considered
the chief architect. With what
has been described as a "bril
liant inspiration,” he succeeded
in crossing the barrier into a
fantastic new area of energy.
Still, he might have remained
relatively unknown to the non
scientmc world had it not been
for developments that touched
Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer,
'"father of the atomic bomb.”
Last December Dr. Oppen
heimer was suspended as an ad
viser for the Atomic Energy
Dr. Oppenheimer asked for a
hearing. After more than three
weeks of testimony a special per
sonnel security board upheld
the suspension in a split, 2-1,
finding. He has appealed to the
Light Focuses on Teller.
The hearings—excised of sec
ret technical details—told much
of the story of the building of
the H-bomb. Over and over
again, the light focuses on Ed
ward Teller.
He is no dreamer, brooding
in the ivory tower.
Dr. Teller is a robust, mus
cular man, with an unruly
shock of black hair, enormous
energy, an Infectious sense of
humor, and an immense zest
for living.
He sings, plays piano well,
likes having people around him.
He is married and has two
children. His wife. "Mitzi.” is
small, dark and attractive.
Years ago, he lost one foot
in an accident. Yet he is a good
ping pong player, and an in-'
veterate hiker. This later in
terest almost brought disaster to
a colleague at Los Alamos.
N. Mex., during the days when
the A-bomb was in building.
“Teller was forever climbing
mountains out there,” said Gen.
Leslie R. Groves, who headed
the project. “One of the other
scientists tried to follow him,
keeled over, and collapsed com
pletely. I thought of issuing an
order forbidding any more tough
climbing after that.”
Came With Group of Scientists.
Dr. Teller is a Hungarian,
born in Budapest in 19Q8. He
was educated mainly in Ger
many, had his Ph. D. in science
from the-University of Leipsig
at 22, and studied in other
schools in Germany, Denmark
and England. He came to the
United States in 1935.
This was a result of a typ
ioally American idea.
In the middle 1930 s Dr. Mar
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vin took a trip to Europe. He
met a number of scientists, and
found them working, separately,
along similar lines in nuclear
physics. They were in different
countries and seldom saw each
other. ' v
So he arranged to bring a
group of the tqp men to Wash
ington. and he installed them in
a wing of the Shore ham Hotel.
He chucjded. “tfoien they were
all together, they asked me what
I wanted them to do.
"I told them, ‘Just trade ideas.
You’ve been complaining about
being separated in Europe. Let
this he a clearing house for ideas
now.’” -
This was before World ‘Wat H,
at a time when the mere shad-
outlines of what became
atomic energy were barely en
Most of these scientists stayed
in America. 'Dr. Teller was nat
uralized in 1941.
Goes to Los Alamos.
Not long afterward he went to
Los Alamos to work on the A
bomb. He is a strong, vivid per
sonality and you get conflicting
pictures of him from different
people who have worked with
For example:
Gordon Dean, former chair
man of the AEC, testified during
the Oppenheimer hearings:
"Dr. Teller is a very, very able
man. He is a genius. There is
no question about it ... He
is a very good friend of mine
and I admire him. He is a
very difficult man to work with
as sometimes happens. Dr. Teller
did not work well at Los Alamos
and left there on two occasions.
I -was responsible on both occa
sions for getting him back.” '
GCn. Groves, however, told this
"Teller was more amenable to
discipline than most of the
others, even when he disagreed
with it. He was intensely eager
and interested—but they all
were. As far as I can recall,
he was not at all difficult to
get along with.”
"Collection of Trima Donnas’.”
An array of scientists, such
as was assembled at Los Alamos,
naturally meant a collection of
“Prima Donnas,” as one former
administrator put it. He said
they were highly individualistic,
"as these people have to be, and
they disagreed all over the
However, another colleague of
Dr. Teller’s, Dr. Benjamin Van
Evera, one of the country’s top
Chemists, said of him:
"He is always pleasant. He
can disagree with you more
pleasantly than anybody I ever
met . . . a most charming man
Cven in an argument.”
» Dr. Teller was a professor at
George Washington from 1935
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to 1941, and at the University
of Chicago from 1942 to 1946.
At both schools, he was very
popular with his students. Dr.
Van Evera said:
“You know, you can laugh
more science into a student’s
head than you can beat in. That
was Teller’s particular talent. He
made them feel he was working
with them.”
At the University of Chicago,
former students gave this com
posite picture of him—
‘•‘Teller was dynamic, a driver.
He faded to crowd 24 . hours of
work into a 16-hour day. In the
classroom he was like a bull in a
china shop, excitable with a
booming voice. « . u.
"He stomped around the class
room, waving his arms, all intent
on getting home a point.
“However, he showed keen in
terest in his students, often
lunched with them, gOlng over
study problems and he would
take up any scientific problem
they brought him.”
Forgot Own Arrangements.
On one occasion. Dr. Teller
had to leave the campus. He ar
ranged to hold a class on
Thanksgiving Day, to make up
for lost time.
All the students gave up the
holiday and went to . the class
room. Dr. Teller forgot to show
up. He had so many other proj
ects afoot he just didn’t get
Another conflicting opinion
about him . . .
A senator said, "Teller Is a
theorist. He’s a great man for
ideas and paper plans. But he
can’t make anything work. He
gives you the impression that
he can’t be bothered with any
such minor details.”
Dr. Marvin and Dr. Van Evera
gave an exactly opposite picture.
They said, "Teller can takp the
most abstruse theory, interpret
it. show the application, and
make it work. The amazing
part is the speed with which he
translates theory into workabil
Theoretical physics is only one
of Dr. Teller’s wide ranging in
terests. He has come up with
new ideas in chemistry, and has
frequently lectured on cosmic
energy and astronomy.
He had a lot of fun, last fall,
with what sounds like an in
trinsically grim thought.
He discussed a theory that
the earth and the rest of the
solar system some day might be
seared to extinction by a shower
of cosmic rays from distant
stars. A witness recalls:
“The idea in itself was terri
fying, but his version of it was
so funny, he kept the audience
laughing uproariously”
Favors World Federation.
Dr. Teller, apparently moti
vated by his knowledge of weap
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ons. Is an advocate of interna
tional federation, and he has
spoken specifically of the pro
posed Atlantic Union. (This
calls far a convention to ex
plore the possibility of setting
up a federation to unify na
tional interests and resources.)
He advocated trying to find
peaceful solutions for interna
tional problems, but said “to the
scientist at least it should be
clear” that he can contribute by
making his country strong.
He applauded President Tru
man’s order to build the H-bomb
and said ne did not know, as a
citizen, "in what other way
President Truman could have
His university colleagues de
scribed him as being “extremely
jealous of American freedoms,
and very skeptical of other sys
tems.” And Dr. Marvin, recalling
the conversation in 1950 said:
“Teller was deeply disturbed.
But he said, ‘America has given
me so much. I want to help and
do the right thing.”
Commission Attorney
Charged in Auto Crash
Arthur C. Keeler, 56, attorney
of the Washington Suburban
Sanitary Commission. was
charged by Prince Georges
County police with driving under
the influence of alcohol and
reckless driving by colliding
after an accident in Hyattsville
Mr. Keefer of 901 Sligo Creek
parkway, Takoma Park, posted
$133.40 collateral at Hyattsville
police substation. A hearing was
scheduled for Thursday.
Police Pvt. Charles Schaeffer
said Mr. Keefer’s car, headed
west on Ager road at 12:45 am.
today, collided with a car driven
by John P. Brasted, 27, 6629 24th
street, Hyattsville. The accident
occurred near the intersection
of Oglethorpe street. No one was
Later today Mr. Keefer told
a reporter: "All I can say is
that I had an accident. I cer
tainly am going to contest it
(the charges).”

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them are two men who formerly
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The William J. Walsh, son of
Mrs. S. B. Walsh, 342 Oglethorpe
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solemn mass at St. Anthony’s
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Romania Persecutions Hit
NEW YORK. June 21 {IP).—
The Union of American Hebrew
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Public Relations Vital
To Medical Schools
Spatial Dispatch to llw Star
NEW YORK. June 21>-Every
one in any way connected with
the vast, intricate network of
medical and health activity has
a responsibility to give the pub
lic understandable information.
Dr. Walter A. Bloedorn, dean of
the George Washington Univer
sity Medical School, said here
Dr. Bloedom spoke at the first
session of the annual meeting of
the American College Public Re
lations Association. His topic was
public relations in a school of
Dr. Bloedom said "the public
has a vast and legitimate inter
est In all aspects of health and
medicine” due to their contribu
tions to health drives and re
search programs. The public,”
Dr. Bloedom said, "wants to
know how to keep well and live
longer, or, in the event of sick
ness, how to get well.”
Yet, despite this. Dr. Bloedom
said that, in general, "most
medical schools seem to have ig
nored public relations.”
“They have been so busy,” he
said, "training physicians and
attempting to meet the mount
ing costs of medical education
that they have overlooked the
importance of taking the public
into their confidence.”
He added:
"Only by freely making known
and interpreting its purposes, ac
tivities. and needs to the publio
can the medical school gain pub--
lie understanding and support
. . . this truth applies as well to
the entire fields of science, re
search, medicine and health.”

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