From the issue of the Kentucky New Era (and with many typos faithfully reproduced):
Pamphlets Are Distributed At Oak Ridge; Pacifist Is Blamed
Oak Ridge, Tenn., — A self-described pacifist was picked up by police today while distributing leaflets inside the restricted area of the Oak Ridge atomic plants.
Atomic energy Commission security officers identified the man as K. James Otsuka, 29 of Richmond, Ind., They said he was questioned by security officers and FBI agents and released.
Otsuka said he was a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) and the Peacemakers. He described the latter organization as a “pacific group which objects to war or the preparation for war.”
He said he gained entrance to the close-guarded area by boarding a bus carrying construction workers inside it.
“No one asked me for a pass,” he declared. “The guards must have assumed I was a worker.”
The leaflets Otsuka distributed outside the K-25 plant — the one which makes uranium-2-35 by the gaseous diffusion process — protested the use of tax money for “weapons of human destruction.”
A statement from the AEC security office said Otsuka was under observation from the time he lighted from the bus.
Otsuka said he was a maintenance worker on the farm of Perry Kissick near Richmond. He said he planned to return to Indiana this afternoon.
The leaflets he distributed said in part:
“I came today to burn at that hour 70 percent of a dollar bill, symbolizing the percentage of taxes which, according to our president, Harry Truman, is being used for military preparation and for fighting the cold war.”
At another point the pamphlet said:
“Thought we must stop serving Mammon, we must stop being afraid and start acting for peace courageously, as Jesus and Ghandi fighting the cold war.”
Otsuka, an Earlham (Ind.) College student, recently was released from the federal correctional institution at Ashland, Ky., after serving five months for refusal to pay his income tax.