Russia Claims ICBM Range Exceeds Atlas
WASHINGTON--Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was reported by Senate sources yesterday to have told Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn.) that Russia has an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of firing a warhead 8,694 miles.
Achievement of such a range would surpass the best ICBM effort so far--the Atlas which the Air Force hurled 6,325 miles on Nov. 28. It also would put almost all the United States within reach of Soviet weapons.
Humphrey himself told reporters he passed on to Eisenhower a confidential message from the Soviet Premier dealing with Russian nuclear explositions of a very substantial size.
WASHINGTON--Bernard Goldfine was indicted yesterday on a charge of contempt of Congress.
The 18-count indictment was based on Goldfine's refusal to answer 22 questions put to him last July in a House investigation.