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Sunday, November 19, 2006

November 19, 1960: China Close to Getting Atom Bomb, Charges That Kennedy Fraud Could Cost Him Presidency

Communist China will explode its first atomic bomb late next year, according to the Sunday Times of London.

An editorial prepared today for tomorrow's edition of the Chicago Sunday Tribune says: "Even now, days after the election, the margin of [Kennedy's] supposed victory is clouded, and, if the allegations of wholesale fraud brought against his machine supporters in several key states should be sustained in investigations now in progress, the amazing result might be that Kennedy will still find himself a United States senator and nothing more.

"The eyelash margin credited to the Democratic candidate in the popular vote and the wobbly total chalked up for him in electoral votes, as well as the apparent fact that Mr. Nixon carried more states, have sufficed to instruct the unusually self-confident Mr. Kennedy that it is prudent to adopt a muted tone in discussing past results and future plans."

Recent radio broadcasts from Communist China, North Korea, North Vietnam and Albania have predicted that the new administration in Washington would continue the "imperialist" policy of President Eisenhower. But broadcasts from the Soviet Union and some of its satellites left open the possibility of a policy change "toward peace."

The Air Force is working on a satellite able to kill enemy vehicles in space, Aviation Week reported. It will be launched in two years, the report said.

In Detroit today an experiment in traffic control was announced. Expressway traffic will be studied using television. Fourteen cameras are being installed along 3.2 miles of freeway.

Heading the New York Times' fiction best seller list are: Hawaii, Advise and Consent, The Leopard and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Under the dateline, "Jerusalem (Israeli Sector)," Lawrence Fellows wrote for the New York Times in a story for publication tomorrow: "The United States has begun to bring renewed pressure on Israel and the Arab states to end their simmering twelve-year old dispute, diplomatic sources reported here today."

A presidential commission today called for the government to take a bigger role in supporting and improving scientific research and education at the nation's universities.

At the United Nations today the Soviet Union and Rumania engaged in sustained verbal assaults on U.S. policy in The Congo, charging collusion with former Belgian leaders and seeking to destroy the country's independence and territorial integrity.