When the boys sneak back into town and go into the drug store, the clerk says discreetly "they're looking for you", to Jed.
Jed responds, "who?"
Gee, I wonder Jed. Maybe it's the Denver Broncos looking for good strong safety or maybe, just possibly, remotely, it's the commies who have dropped in and laid waste to your entire realm of existence.
....but I could be wrong